Category Archives: Style in film

This Summer We’re Channelling: Lauren Bacall in Key Largo

She was “one of the boys”. Indeed, she was the honorary female member of the Rat Pack. She was the real deal, one of a kind. Just as Bogart. In Key Largo, dressed in a full, pleated wool skirt with generous side pockets and white dress shirt, pieced together with a wide buckle belt, Lauren Bacall channels the same restrained elegance and distinction that Bogart’s look does. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark at 40

When we first meet Indiana Jones, we only see him from behind, his silhouette shaped by his leather jacket and fedora hat. Yet, he already looks like “himself”, real. It’s like he’s always existed somewhere, not just on the written page of the script, and now he has made the acquaintance of an audience that has been long waiting for him and for this world he’s part of. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Léa Seydoux in “Saint Laurent”

One July afternoon in 1968, Yves Saint Laurent met Loulou de la Falaise. She represented both the aristocratic bearing and expressive freedom, both innate elegance and excess, both beauty and dark sensuality. Léa Seydoux has the presence and grace and luminous aura to carry out the role of Loulou de la Falaise in the film Saint Laurent. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Catherine Deneuve in “Le sauvage”

Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s Le sauvage feels like the movie that liberated Catherine Deneuve’s own personality on the screen. Her image in Le sauvage is hardly associated with fashion, and that’s part of the reason why this role is so fresh and different and liberating. Read More

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Breaking the Rules of a Leading Lady: Bette Davis in “The Letter”

There have been other femmes fatales dressed in white who commanded the screen with ferocity, but none of them had the audacity of Bette Davis’ Leslie Crosbie in The Letter, who not only inverts the symbolism of colour, but ironically inverts the roles of bride and mistress. Read More

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