I recently watched Last Night in Soho (2021). The film, directed by Edgar Wright and with costume designs by Odile Dicks-Mireaux, follows modern-day fashion design student Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) who moves to the big city to go to school and promptly has some major life changes thrown at her. The stress of adjustment to the new school, new city, and competitive students sends Eloise into a dreamworld where she is transported back to the swinging 1960s in Soho, where she takes on the visage of a mysterious blonde woman, Sandie, (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) who was possibly murdered by her pimp/boyfriend (Matt Smith). Eloise is determined to find out who killed Sandie but things are not what they seem and Eloise is taken to the brink as she tries to unravel the mystery from half a century away.
“[The peach tent dress] was quite a nightmare to make though, because you could make it too thin or too big. We worked very hard to get it right. It wasn’t too thin where it became too modern and cheap looking, and had just enough fabric where it looked classy but didn’t make her look too large in any way, if you see what I mean.” — Odile Dicks-Mireaux, “5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Last Night in Soho’ ‘s Gorgeous Costumes“, InStyle.
I found this really good video with an interview with Odile Dicks-Mireaux and Anya Taylor-Joy about the costumes in the film. Definitely check it out!
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