I love Paris…

Midnight in Paris
Costumes by Sonia Grande

Miss Prescott admits she has been harping on about The Great Gatsby of late, and with good reason given the 1920s feel emerging in fashion at the moment. But getting the Lindy Hop on the ’20s trend on the big screen is Woody Allen’s latest film, Midnight in Paris.

At a preview of the film last night in Sydney—a truly French affair courtesy of Chopard, AirFrance, Sofitel and FranceGuide—those Paris nostalgics amongst us (oui, c’est vrai) sighed a collective, “C’est magnifique!”

While the touristy Paris guide moments were gorgeous, the film really came into its own in the 1920s segments, where Gil (Owen Wilson) is whisked back in time to hang out with his dream team, including Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalì. In a cute parallel to the whole Gatsby moment, the first people he meets in this alternate universe are Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald.

Marion Cotillard as Adriana (lover of Picasso, Modigliani and Braque, among others) is the romantic focus of the film, and as such gets to show off some beautiful flapper ensembles. Her silver-beaded lemon dress is just dreamy, while a bead-trim sailor dress is a sweet counterpoint. Her go-everywhere accessory is a tiny mesh purse (the sort that always seem too delicate to put anything in at all).

The beaded flapper dress is looking like being the hot-ticket item next season—Asos already has some online for those early adopters out there.

Midnight in Paris in cinemas October 20.
Images courtesy Hopscotch films.



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