An Education on a Fashionable Era
I was lucky enough to catch “An Education”– a fantastic film starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard; it was directed by Lone Scherfig and written by Nick Horny. Also noteworthy is costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux who was able to reproduce the ensuing elegance of a post-WWII era with such enchantment.
It’s possible that the fashions in this movie kept my eyes affixed to the screen even more than the striking script did.
Set in 1960’s suburban England Jenny (played by Carey Mulligan) is a 16-year old girl on the verge of womanhood. She is seduced by David, 30-something and a little too charming. He whisks her away into a life she’d only dreamed of living: fancy dinners, art auctions, classical concerts, race tracks, expensive clothes, and glamorous friends. And ultimately to Paris. If you haven’t seen this movie: you need to.
About the wardrobe: Jenny’s style evolves from a plain-Jane schoolgirl into her idea of a cultured, sophisticated young woman with the help of her new found friend played by Rosamund Pike (seen below, left with Carey).
Dewey-eyed Jenny walks the streets of Paris like a budding socialite–like she owns this city. It’s no wonder critics are comparing Carey Mulligan’s ease and grace in front of the screen to a humbling icon: Audrey Hepburn as she portrayed the lovable Holly Golightly.
What do you think about the style and wardrobe of “An Education”?
Photo credit due to Rotten Tomatoes.