Forties film noir: style inspiration

Fur and the forties and art deco dames. It won’t be any surprise that US Vogue’s greatest weapon, Grace Coddington, was behind the styling on this period piece of a shoot. And what a way to cement fur as a fall 2011 trend? There’s one of Gucci’s coloured fur pieces in lilac; there’s a boat-necked piece with fur trim; and there’s this Miu Miu dress with flittering sequin swallows, capped off by fur sleeves. In the latter Vogue’s text gets all proverbial about hard fists in soft gloves, but frankly we just think Lara looks darn perfect and no philosophising need be done.

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Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011
Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011
Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011
Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011
Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011
Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011
Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011
Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011
Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011
Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson: Vogue US, July 2011

The ’40s film noir world created by Grace Coddington and Peter Lindbergh for the July 2011 issue of US Vogue is also inhabited by Frida Gustavsson and actor Alexander Skarsgard. Click on the thumbnails to view it in full.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.