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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…

Weekend watch: Dior’s British romance

It’s something of a sartorial tour of the British Isles; though at its heart Dior’s autumn / fall 2011 collection had American Wallis Simpson and her romance with King Edward VIII. These pieces certainly take their cues from the slender, graceful socialite, from the draping gowns to Balmoral tweeds and furs. And just as that sense of British romance is channelled into the collection, so…
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book

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