What would you wear if you had more money than you knew what to do with?
It's not yet past January, but I already feel like the most stylish films of the year have been released and experienced in their full glory. American Hustle was one, and Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street is definitely the other.
This genius masterpiece of debauchery is the most intense version of what I imagine the lives of Hollywood celebrities to be like, only it's infinitely more stylish and doesn't involve any actual celebrities. Simply put: it's just too good.
Whilst many have focused on the menswear fashion in the film, I couldn't help but be constantly distracted by the leading lady's impeccable rendition of late 80s' and early 90s' style.
At first sight, Naomi (Margot Robbie) is one of those women who you know will end up with a wealthy man, not only because she's insanely gorgeous, but also because she dresses the part. You wouldn't see her at a party or at dinner in anything frumpy or boring. Rather, she's that woman that everyone notices as soon as she arrives because she's wearing an amazing dress, which is more than likely to be short, figure-hugging, and block-coloured. Turquoise, hot pink, black, or perhaps even bejewelled. A little attention-seeking? Yes, but at least it's not boring (and let's not forget, this was the end of the 80s'. People were still in that cocaine-haze, so anything was acceptable).
I'm still a little in shock over the fact that costume designer Sandy Powell (of The Aviator geniusness) was snubbed by the Oscars. If anything, Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle should be the forerunners for Best Costume Design. Well, at least we can root for American Hustle.
If you're looking for more amazing details about Naomi's wardrobe from the film, Grazia magazine has a pretty interesting interview with Margot Robbie.