**This is the first in a new series on stylealchemy, titled Cinema Aesthetic, which explores the importance of wardrobe and set design within film (mostly) but may include music video and television**
There was a time, when I was a stylist’s assistant that I really considered getting into costume design for movies. Great acting is important but equally so are the sets, props and wardrobe. There have been many movies that I have sat watching in awe because the costumes felt so authentic, that I just wanted to reach out and touch them. Colleen Atwood is one of the best in my opinion and has designed for some of my favorite fashion movies, including Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Chicago, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and most recently Sweeney Todd (though I have not seen it yet).
What I love about the bits and pieces I’ve seen of Sweeney Todd is how wonderfully luscious Mrs. Lovett’s (Helena Bonham Carter) wardrobe is considering how dark the theme of the movie is.
I’m a sucker for a parasol!
Here is a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at Colleen Atwood’s ideas and the evolution of the design in the movie. What I would give to be allowed in that wardrobe area!!
♥ the alchemist
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