You need to see the film, “I am Love”. Yes, I realize I am very late to jump on the film’s bandwagon, but as most people’s mothers say “it’s better late than never.”
Apart from the epic storyline, the film is so visually pleasing, between the scenery and wardrobe, it’s the perfect mix of fashion porn mixed with great actor porn. But seriously, the wardrobe, which was done by Jil Stuart, is so breathtaking you have to remind yourself to pay attention to the movie.
Check out a blurb / interview by Refinery 29, below:
I Am Love, a film by Italian director Luca Guadagnino and starring Tilda Swinton, tells the story of the bourgeois Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. A story of forbidden love, betrayal and freedom, I Am Love centers around Emma (Swinton), a Russian immigrant adopted into the culture of Milan. An adoring and attentive mother, Emma’s existence is shaken to the core when a fate befalls her that ultimately destroys her family. A compelling, provocative, and heartbreaking film, I Am Love is also a treasure trove for the sartorially-minded, with costumes commissioned from heavy-weights, Jil Sander and Fendi. So hop on over to your neighborhood theater because this film is not something you’ll want to miss!
The fashion blog also had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Swinton – highlights below:
How significant is Emma’s wardrobe to her character’s transformation?
“Well, she’s somebody who is an avatar. She comes into this world as an alien, and I think that anybody marrying that sort of industrial tycoon in Milan in the ’90s would find themselves daunted to assimilated. There’s a uniform you need to be supplied with. You know, to walk the walk and talk the talk in a certain way in order to fit into the very precise grid that that world prescribes people. As someone like Emma, who comes from outside that milieu, she really has no preparation for it. She has to learn the code and so her wardrobe, to a certain extent, is everything.”
How do you think the color palette of the costumes evoked her life in the country versus her life at home?
“It was designed to do exactly that. Raf Simons of Jil Sander and his team were so responsive to our challenge which was to make a responsive wardrobe for an uncommunicative person. The idea of her signaling with a red dress that she might be in the process of falling in love… Color referencing was really fun to play with.