Wednesday, July 23, 2008

'Brideshead' style

Julia Flyte (played by Hayley Atwell) wears the most stunning clothing in the film.

Earlier this week, I saw a screening of the film "Brideshead Revisited," based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.

The tale of love, lust and high society set in the pre-WWII era is full of drama. The film, which opens in theaters in Charlotte on Aug. 1, stars Emma Thompson as Lady Marchmain, the matriarch of the family who call Brideshead home.

The story is interesting, but I was most impressed by the luxe 1920s and 30s fashion for men and women. To reiterate the cyclical nature of style, many of the trends expected to be important this fall could be found on screen.

Among them: fur as trim, red lipstick, smoky eyes, jewel tones, hats and large, elaborate necklaces.