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Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, and Bill Murray attend ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Premiere during the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on February 6
The costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, also designed the costumes for director Joe Wright’s films Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina, both also starring Keira Knightley. Durran earned a well-deserved Oscar in 2013 for Anna Karenina. She created many copies of the green gown because the silk was so sheer and delicate that it would tear during a pivotal scene between Knightley and her co-star James McAvoy. The dress is especially gorgeous because it moves like its own creature, recalling a line from the Ian McEwan book that the film is based on that reads: As she pulled it on she approved of the firm caress of the bias cut through the silk of her petticoat, and she felt sleekly impregnable, slippery and secure; it was a mermaid who rose to meet her in her own full-length mirror.
Tilda vs the Runway
In Schiaparelli Spring 2014 Couture - The Berlinale International Film Festival premiere of The Grand Budapest Hotel -February 6, 2014
Léa Seydoux for L’Express Styles, February 2014
I WROTE A SMART LIL’ THING ABOUT TRUE DETECTIVE FOR BOOKFORUM!
True Detective is filled with same haunting imagery. It glows with superheated atmospherics: landscapes lit up with an atomic orange sun, an ocean-blue revival tent perched in the middle of electric saw grass, a bone-white refinery reaching like a skeletal hand into the sky. At first, you might think that this is the result of HBO recruiting a damn good cinematographer, which is likely true, but the haunting visual elements are also embedded in Pizzolatto’s work.
Here’s more from my Pizzolatto bender.
KISS HIM!!! ALSO READ THIS!!
Thursday, February 6th 2014
For anyone who followed my reporting about how this guy killed a childhood friend of mine.
The Jesse James Hollywood trial has profound impact on my life and my conception of the criminal justice system. All notions of punishment, victims, murder, death, justice and law (those last two things are different) cease to be abstract when I think about Jesse and I think about Nick.
I am a big believer in prisoner’s rights and once a person is behind bars they still deserve dignity. No matter how heinous a person’s crime may be, they are still human beings. They were born, not hatched. I don’t scoff at tennis leagues or cable TV in prison because it’s prison.
But this interview made me very queasy, particularly because Nick’s sister posted it on her page and I wince at the thought of her reading it. I don’t know what Jesse James Hollywood getting married in prison says about justice — likely nothing. As I write I realize how ghoulish it is for the Independent to run this item and the cynicism that lead to the decision.
All I can deduce from this is that the women who marry these kind of men prove sad weird things about women and men.
Their faces in this gifset sum up this entire show, god bless it.
HAHAHA I SAW THIS IN THE THEATER