Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Fashion In Film: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Director: David Fincher
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett
Costume Design: Jacqueline West

More links for articles and pictures of Daisy Fuller's red dress and other costumes from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:
  • Los Angeles Times Oscar Watch column on costume designer Jacqueline West.
  • An article about the Balanchine dancer, Tanaquil Le Clercq, that West used as inspiration for Daisy.
  • Video clip of the designer talking about designing for the character of Daisy.
  • The dream sequence dress as one of 27 Iconic Movie Dresses*. In this, the designer says that the dress was influenced by Claire McCardell, which you know is already one of my favorite American designers.
Detailed shot of the dress:

I adore the bodice.

A similar McCardell silhouette.

Then, I found this image at a clothing auction for an actual McCardell that has the same hook & eye fastening that West mentioned using in homage to the designer.





More Daisy costumes from the film:




*However the writer, Scott Feinberg seemed to have stopped this series before he really got into it. He wrote three and that was all. If anyone can lead me to the rest of it I would be grateful. Thanks!)

1 comment:

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The costumes were definitely the best part of Benjamin Button. LOVED the pieces they put Tilda Swinton in. So much piping!