20 February 2011

Film Spotlight: Black Swan

The latest trend, or so it would seem? Going to see the film Black Swan at the cinema!

This pyschological thriller, directed by Darren Aronofsky, is nothing like what we've seen before - hence making it a must see! Especially for fashion lovers, as the costumes were created by none other than the Rodarte sisters - Laura and Kate Mulleavy.

Natalie Portman plays Nina, a ballerina at the prestigious New York City Ballet, who gets chosen to become the protagonist Swan Queen in the company's upcoming production of Swan Lake. The pressure to be perfect ultimately drives her mad.

Not going to lie, the film did freak me out quite a bit! It leaves you questioning what you've just seen and trying to work out your own theory as to how Nina became so troubled.

On another note, the costumes are seriously impressive! The Rodarte sisters were inspired by Anna Pavlova's 'The Dying Swan', backstage images from the New York City Ballet in the 70's and 80's, Degas' sculptures, their own S/S 10 collection and Eva Hesse. Beautiful, no?


(Image courtesy of Pinterest)

And because they're so beautiful, they've been capturing the attention of fashion's most loved magazines - such as Elle and Vogue.

Go see the film! For the fashion, if for nothing else.
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