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A look at the work for Costume Designer Arianne Phillips, who has worked closely with Quentin Tarantino to recreate the aesthetics of a fascinating world with many different social classes, and several stories that intertwine in the film.
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
dir: Quentin Tarantino
with Leonardo di Caprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Luke Perry
USA/UK/China | 2019 | 161 min | cert. 18 | col
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
Costume Designer Arianne Phillips has worked closely with Quentin Tarantino to recreate the aesthetics of a fascinating world with many different social classes, and several stories that intertwine in the film.
In a moment of Hollywood’s history, in which, aesthetically and socially, it was all about youth and self-expression, clothes were particularly important. Some of the younger generations were buying the designs of Ossie Clark, Paraphernalia or Holly Harp, with Dennis Hopper and Jim Morrison as style references. Others were cutting their jeans and wearing T-shirts. The older crowd were instead still influenced by 50s fashion.
ABOUT ARIANNE PHILLIPS
Best known for being Madonna’s stylist, Arianne Phillips has a long career as Costume Designer, with films such as Tom Ford’s A Single Man (2009) and Nocturnal Animals (2016), and Girl Interrupted (James Mangold, 1999) and also The Crow (Alex Proyas, 1994) to her credit. She has received Oscar nominations for her work in W.E. (Madonna, 2011) and for Walk the Line (James Mangold, 2005) as well as a BAFTA nomination for A Single Man.
A unique, multi-dimensional creative force, she has brought her vision not only to film and music, but also to theatre, opera, advertising and media.
Besides designing and styling concerts for Madonna, she has worked repeatedly with Lenny Kravitz, Justin Timberlake and Courtney Love.
ABOUT CATHERINE HAYWARD
London based fashion editor, consultant and creative director, Catherine Hayward is the Fashion Director of Esquire UK magazine and, formerly, the style biannual, The Big Black Book. She is responsible for planning, directing, styling and producing main fashion content – in print and online – including main fashion shoots, covers, cover stories, fashion features, trend analysis and social media coverage.
She is a member of The British Fashion Council’s menswear committee and the BFC’s NEW GEN MEN selection panel for menswear. She has contributed to The Sunday Times, The Independent and Radio 4 and podcasted for Oliver Spencer at Liberty and Hugo Boss.
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