Except you reside beneath a rock or haven’t been on-line previously month, the extremely anticipated movie Don’t Fear Darling has been in your radar a method or one other.
The psychological thriller set within the ’50s, which first premiered at Venice Movie Pageant, follows a pair dwelling in a utopian city known as Victory. Upon first look, the pristine suburban setting is ideal—or seemingly so. When a number of of its inhabitants begin to query their idyllic life and the Victory Venture, nobody appears to have the ability to clarify. The fabulous and good Florence Pugh steals the present in additional methods than one as Alice Chambers, the inquisitive suburban housewife to Jack Chambers, who’s performed by Harry Types.
The movie includes a star-studded solid and boasts an intensely thrilling story line, however above all else, it’s visually beautiful. I left the movie eager to re-create each look, and I used to be mesmerized by the tailor-made fits, the eye to element, the retro prints, the colourful units, and the quintessential imprint that the ’50s and ’60s have left on vogue perpetually.
As a way to convey such a controlled-yet-alluring society of perfection, you need to usher in the very best of the very best, which is why director and actress Olivia Wilde—who stars as Bunny within the movie—known as in three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips. Previous to Don’t Fear Darling, Phillips labored her magic on iconic movies similar to Stroll the Line, Woman, Interrupted (my private favourite), and As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood.
I had the privilege of chatting with Phillips about her artistic course of on DWD, from drawing visible references of the ’50s to creating the search for every character. Solely she will make a patriarchy-driven but disturbingly good society look as ravishing because it did by way of her impeccable designs. To not be dramatic, however the seems had been fairly iconic, and I’m nearly sure that these costumes will likely be talked about for many years to come back. Oh, and don’t fear, darlings. There are not any spoilers forward.