Posts Tagged ‘50s’

Entertainment

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: watch fashion backwards

By Colin Chapman on January 29th, 2009

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A big budget Hollywood film that spans the time period 1918 to 2005, only backwards (!) was bound to provide scope (and challenges) when it comes to costume and styling. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which opens in cinemas here next Friday, is the latest film by David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven), a director with an artist’s eye for detail, costume being no exception.

With a range of eras to choose from, the Bohemian postwar style is what jumps out. Amongst stand out pieces, leading man Brad Pitt wears a series of jaunty driving caps in homage to Marlon Brando‘s fifties counter cultural icon.

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Entertainment

Style on Trial: fashion TV on BBC Four

By Colin Chapman on January 19th, 2009

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Watching BBC Four’s current series of fashion programmes? If not, shame on you! Hot on the heels of British Style Genius, Style on Trial has the premise of evaluating each decade from 1940s to 1980s in terms of its sartorial elegance. Whilst the programme takes the rather tired focus of fashion=womenswear, there’s enough on show to keep it interesting for us guys. Upcoming: the 70s and 80s (the latter featuring John Taylor from Duran!) Check broadcast times here, or in these days of convenience just watch the whole season via the fabulous BBC iPlayer.



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Love the Look: Bill Hailey and his Comets

By admin on December 3rd, 2008

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I’m a little in awe of this picture of Bill Hailey and his Comets from 1957, the energy and movement make it such a great shot.
I love the tartan jackets, they feel a little bit christmassy and the check is a good quality print. To get a ’50s influenced look with tartan wear a traditional check scarf with a pair of simple, neat black jeans and t-shirt with a zip-up jacket. Greased hair and brothel creepers are compulsory.

[Image: GEORGE KONIG/Rex Features]




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