Throughout his successful career, director and writer Wes Anderson has become a figure of admiration for his ability to merge cinematic style with the world of fashion, creating cult female characters with a coveted sense of style that often reflects the sartorial 70s. Immerse yourself in a sepia-filtered world of retro cool as we recall their most iconic looks.
MARGOT: THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
Skirting the fine lines of vintage Queen and elusive hipster, the brooding Margot of The Royal Tenenbaums is undoubtedly a fashion icon in Wes Anderson’s world and with Gucci’s recent catwalk baring a striking resemblance to the character’s style, it’s clear she’s made an impression. Rarely seen without her oversized fur coat, juvenile hair clips and striped polo dress, channelling her style is easy with the incorporation of sporting stripes, a camel duster coat and burgundy loafers.
SUZY: MOONRISE KINGDOM
Suzy Bishop might be still at school, but her 60s mod collared dresses and knee-length socks are fashion-forward to no end. Seldom seen without her essentials- binoculars, a vintage suitcase and a book in hand- emulate her style with a peter pan dress, plimsolls and a straw shoulder bag.
JANE: THE LIFE AQUATIC
Joining the eclectic crew on a mission to track down a shark, reporter Jane embroils herself in a love triangle between Ned (Owen Wilson) and Zissou (Bill Murray) during The Life Aquatic. Contrasting the bright and light, almost feminine blues of her fellow passengers, her choice of deep greens is intriguing. Draw inspiration from her look with this season’s palettes of khaki, offsetting her masculine silhouette with a waterfall jacket and monochrome ankle wellies.
AGATHA: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Her facial birthmark and her milkmaid braids may be iconic, but Agatha (played by Saoirse Ronan) gives more than just unconventional beauty to The Grand Budapest Hotel. Nostalgic uniform features in the shape of peter pan collars, velvet necklaces and camel coats are her staples, all set in a pastel palette of dusky pinks, as powdery as the ingredients she uses at her bakery. For a look that’s just like hers, team a buttoned midi skirt with a tailored cardigan, finishing it with brogues for a subtle nod to vintage style.
JACK’S WIFE: HOTEL CHEVALIER
A prologue to Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, Hotel Chevalier tells the strained story of Jack and his wife (Natalie Portman) confronting their relationship in a Paris hotel room. Bold yellows burst forth from the walls and the bed, as Portman emulates a ray of sunshine, contrasting the mood of the story. If you aren’t brave enough for yellow-on-yellow-on-yellow, opt for a lemon blazer with a frilled blouse and shoe boots, just like the ones she wore in the short.
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