Friday, September 01, 2006

Lights, Camera, Fashion!

So I just finished watching "Shopgirl," a Steve Martin film that was surprisingly good: contemplative, bittersweet, darkly funny, and thought-provoking. Claire Danes does her "I'm about to cry" face where she screws up her face into several different contortions before sort of smiling, a la Angela Chase, and it still got to me. She's got that one down, boy. But the movie is incredibly detail-laden, and deeply stylish, such that I was struck, scene after scene, by her outfits. She pretty much wears nothing but awesome dresses throughout the film. And so I'd like to officially add this to the list of Good Fashion Movies that Ms. Spinach posted a while back. Danes's character is a classy gal with great taste but not so many dollars, so I think many of the dresses she wears (before Steve Martin's character starts buying her Armani gowns) are supposed to be vintage. They are fabulous. Here are some shots I found of some of her outfits:

Costume designer Nancy Steiner has an impressive resume; she's also worked on "Little Miss Sunshine" (which I still haven't seen), "Lost in Translation" and "The Virgin Suicides," "Elizabethtown," "The Good Girl" (remember Jennifer Aniston's genius mom jeans?), "Reality Bites" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." She's also designed the costumes for a ton of music videos, ads, and editorial. I think I'd like to be her, actually.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

It is great choice for movie fashion. She wears some beautiful dresses in this movie and really seems to get into her character.

Have you read the book? I love Steve Martin and was it wasn't a let down and proved to be very good. My personal favorite is the red dress where she is lying on the bed, it looks so easy and wonderful.

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