Blue Jasmine: Fashion
Blue Jasmine directed by Woody Allen tells the captivating story of a rich Manhattan socialite who falls into poverty and becomes mentally unstable In the process. The movie required a wardrobe filled with designer label pieces to reflect the wealth and sophistication of the main character Jasmine- Played by Cate Blanchett. Perhaps what stands out the most in the film apart from Cate Blanchett’s superb acting, was her character’s outfits and use of clothing. According to Suzy Benzinger the costume designer, the task of creating Jasmine’s looks was difficult due to the films small budget. She resorted to calling many designer houses and asking to borrow items which she had some success with. Cate herself was a huge help to the fashion in the film. Cate contacted and used her designer label connections and relationships in order to source a huge part of her wardrobe.
One of my personal favourite looks from the film is when Jasmine wears a white Chanel jacket paired with a pink blouse and pearls. Along with this she carries a camel Birkin Bag- seen through a lot of the film. Both these items look amazing and reflect Jasmine; the stereotypical Park Avenue socialite so well.
I really hope Cate Blanchett wins the Oscar for this amazing film!