Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Reel to Real #6: Delphine Seyrig in "Last Year at Marienbad"
I regret to inform you that for this post I won't be able to live up to the "real" part of this column's name, because Delphine Seyrig's wardrobe in "Last Year in Marienbad" is just too incredible and surreal to be replicated. Considering the film's dream like, non-linear structure, its leading lady would look out of place in any average getup. Created exclusively for "Marienbad" by Coco Chanel herself, the costumes are strewn with feathers, intricate detailing, and drapery. I'd be willing to argue that this is the best movie wardrobe of all time. If you actually can replicate it, let me know asap.