I saw American Hustle while I was out of town this week and wasn’t expecting it to blow me away, but it did on so many levels–I loved the acting, the pacing, the story and Christian Bale’s voice. Have you seen it yet? What did you think?
I have a soft spot for DVF to begin with, so once Irving takes Sydney to his dry cleaning store and upgrades her wardrobe with lots of DVF wrap dresses, I was pretty much hustled. Michael Wilkinson, the costume designer, had full access to the Halston vintage vault and modeled the look on late 70s Studio 54, Playboy, Cosmo, Breck girl ads and movies like Good Fellas, Saturday Night Fever and Atlantic City.
I loved that details like the hair, nails and furs were over-the-top but never took away from the acting.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
p.s. There’s a new post on cozy comfort over on Magical Mined today and a quick peek at one of my favorite sets from American Hustle.