I’m a little bit obsessed with Luca Guadagnino’s most recent film, A Bigger Splash, starring the wonderful Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts,Ralph Fiennes – who delivers a spectacular performance- and the refreshing Dakota Johnson.
More specifically, I’m obsessed with Swinton’s Raf Simons-designed wardrobe, which borrows from 1950s Italian fashion and Dior archive alike. Swinton plays a Bowie-esque rock star, currently recovering from a life of booze, drugs and rock and roll (and an operation to her vocal chords) and taking well-deserved vacation with her boyfriend (Schoenaerts) on equal-parts-rough-and-dreamy Pantelleria, a small Italian island off the coast of Sicily.
Swinton gives off a fittingly Dior vibe: from her casual blue and white stripped cover-up to her dashing white jumpsuit and mirrored sunglasses, there isn’t a single sartorial faux-pas. Most memorable is the typically Dior silhouette of Swinton’s white flared skirt and black, backless top paired with a straw hat as she strolls through the streets, Ralph Fiennes on her arm. Swoon.
Watching the film made me want to re-explore more feminine silhouettes: not a tomboy by nature per se, I do have a serious tendency towards denims and chelsea boots, more-so since I moved to New York. But there is something to be said about this summer’s fashion which is equal parts 1970s boho flower-patterned glory (thank you, Alessandro Michele!) and sporty-chic 1990s it-girl. It has made me want to retire my shorts and jeans for flirty skirts, slips and dresses, if only for a few months.
Do you ever find yourself inspired to switch-up your style because of films?
By Anne-Sophie, intern at the Studio