Don't Look Now
Don't Look Now, a film directed by Nicholas Roeg (Performance, The Witches etc) is at the top of the pile for me in the seventies twisted and stylish thrillers category.
This Daphne du Maurier story sees Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, a married couple travelling to Venice following the recent accidental death of their daughter, after the husband accepts a commission to restore a Venetian church.
The film caused some controversy at the time for the very graphic sex scene between Christie and Sutherland (remember its 1973) It's rumoured that the pair were not acting, Nicolas Roeg being famous for directing couples into not faking it.
This film is where I started for looking for inspiration on the current PF16 collection, full of beautiful neutral colours, rich seventies textiles, beautiful lighting and Roeg's famous cinematography and editing style.
Throughout, Julie Christie’s character Laura wears beautifully cut layered tweed jackets over collared silk shirts, intarsia brown and ochre knitwear, traditional Gaberdines and fine gauge roll-necks. It is a quietly serious wardrobe, yet insanely sexy and topped off with Christie’s bouncy, don’t care perm.
As an ode to the film, we carefully cast Lotte for our PF16 online shoot for her Christie ‘esque’ curls to work alongside the Pre Fall collection.
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