Talking about movies (boy, do I like talking about movies, or what?): Anna Karenina is coming this fall! Set to premiere on November 9th (in the US, a month earlier in Europe), the new adaptation of the classic Leo Tolstoy novel promises to deliver high class drama.
And who else better for Anna Karenina’s role than Keira Knightley who has previously worked twice with director Joe Wright (on Hanna and Atonement)? Jude Law is playing her husband and Aaron Taylor Johnson her new love interest, Count Vronsky.
Now looking at the recently released movie posters, I’d like you to take a moment and acknowledge the magical work of Jacqueline Durran, the costume designer for Anna Karenina! (more about that after the jump!)
If you’re trying to put your finger on Jacqueline’s work, let me remind you of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (of course, also Atonement and Price & Prejudice). It’s been a while since I wanted to tell you about that gorgeous movie! Not the movie per se, but the atmosphere. The cinematography, the art direction. The Costumes! Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was an artistic masterpiece, in all its mainstream registry. Have you seen it? Did you feel yourself immersed in that era? I don’t know if you noticed, but every room, every detail was so carefully put together like every scene was a painting!
Now I don’t expect anything less than this from Anna Karenina. I’m particularly happy about this project, however, since Jacqueline Durran has more than just the movie costumes to be proud of this fall! There’s a clothing and accessories collection inspired by Anna Karenina to debut this October at Banana Republic (curated by Jacqueline Durran). Hopefully we’ll get the chance to talk more about the collection in due time (wwd’s insights say that the prices will start at $29.50 going up to $325 for a coat). But even we don’t get the chance to do that, the “kind of simplicity of 1950s couture” that is encapsulated in the Banana Republic collection, as described by Jacqueline Durran herself, looks inspiring enough to make it a bestseller.