Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Icon: Bérénice Bejo in The Artist

Sometimes, no words are needed.

The Silent Film era of Hollywood must have been a glamorous one. Spanning from the late 1800s up until the late 1920s, many icons rose to popularity during this time. With no audible dialogue to distract from the visual, silent films relied heavily on the aesthetics of props, sets, actors and their actions.

And, of course, their costumes.

Peppy Miller (Bejo) and her wardrobe perfectly capture the style of young women at the time, providing some quintessential Flapper looks.

Costume designer Mark Bridges won several awards for his work in The Artist (2011), including an Oscar. He has also previously worked on the likes of Boogie Nights (1997), Blow (2001), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012), not to mention his involvement in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).

If only there were more modern silent films made.

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