arianne phillips

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Imagining Wallis Simpson’s chauffeur

You don’t mess with history. It’s not only disrespectful, but it’ll always come around to haunt you in any way possible – politically or fashionably. Madonna’s directorial debut, W.E, might’ve been a recipient of critical thumbs-down, however the fashion in the film was anything but. Make a movie about an icon of her times, American socialite Wallis Simpson, and expect the industry to not endlessly…
Mrs. Wallis's chauffeur: David Nyiri & Balazs Koch
Mrs. Wallis's chauffeur: David Nyiri & Balazs Koch
Mrs. Wallis's chauffeur: David Nyiri & Balazs Koch
Mrs. Wallis's chauffeur: David Nyiri & Balazs Koch
Mrs. Wallis's chauffeur: David Nyiri & Balazs Koch
Mrs. Wallis's chauffeur: David Nyiri & Balazs Koch

A beautiful facade: Madonna’s W.E in Vanity Fair

Let the wardrobe-lust truly begin. We already had a pretty good inkling that the costuming in Madonna’s W.E would leave us inspired, such is the power of Arianne Phillips (you may note A Single Man and Walk The Line amongst her list of previous wardrobe credits); now that inkling has become a certainty. James D’Arcy and Andrea Riseborough (who play King Edward VIII and Wallis…
Windsor Dressing: Vanity Fair, September 2011
Windsor Dressing: Vanity Fair, September 2011
Windsor Dressing: Vanity Fair, September 2011
Windsor Dressing: Vanity Fair, September 2011
Windsor Dressing: Vanity Fair, September 2011
Windsor Dressing: Vanity Fair, September 2011
Windsor Dressing: Vanity Fair, September 2011
Windsor Dressing: Vanity Fair, September 2011

Madonna finally does something positive for fashion

I can’t quite pinpoint exactly what it is about movies that I love so much, but the truth is I’m a little film obsessed. Perhaps its the sheer escapism of entering another world for a full hour or two; perhaps it’s the fascination with their influence on other parts of culture. Of the latter point, film and fashion are often inextricably linked. Trends on screen…

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