shop the look: midnight in paris
In Woody Allen's Oscar-nominated Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson plays Gil, a successful screenwriter torn between the past and present. About to marry Inez (played by Rachel McAdams), Gil rethinks his engagement when he's given the opportunity to visit the romanticized Paris of the 1920s. There, he encounters the lovely Adriana (Marion Cotillard) as well as all of the decade's famous artists (Hemingway, Picassso, Stein, Baker, etc.). While switching back and forth from the 1920s to present-day, Gil also meets a museum guide at Musée Rodin (Carla Bruni) and a beautiful antiques dealer (Léa Seydoux) that both share his love and nostalgia for a bygone era.
Costume design and shrewd attention to detail help Allen to create a film seamlessly split between two eras.
Click through the slideshow below to see how you can get the movie's time traveling looks:
In Midnight in Paris, Rachel McAdams plays Inez, a spoiled American who claims to hate everything about French culture even though she clearly borrows her style from the French classics. (And wears Isabel Marant.) Click through to shop the look:
Off-set a neutral chambray with bright sandals and metallic accessories. These vintage Céline sunglasses are the epitome of French chic.
As Adriana, Marion Cotillard is sweet, sensual and seductive in even the most modest 1920s attire. Click through to shop the look:
Just because the movies were in black and white back then doesn't mean the outfits were, too. Add a red bow and some red lipstick to an all black tassle and lace outfit to avoid the monotony of monochrome.
In the film, Adriana dreams of returning back to la belle époque, a time when things were simpler and when women still wore neck ruffles. Try it today with bright colors pieces in modest cuts—just ditch the neck ruffle and opt for a beautiful Hermès scarf instead.
Léa Seydoux proves that the French are masters of the chic sans effort look. In Midnight in Paris, Seydoux plays Gabrielle, a vendor at Paris' famous marché aux puces that ends up bringing Wilson's character back to earth. Click through to shop the look:
Pair a silky tunic with faded jeans and a thin belt for an effortlessly cool look. Just be sure to tone down your makeup and let your natural beauty shine through.
Part Cindi Lauper, part New York society woman, Zelda Fitzgerald knew how to mix a cocktail and dress for her role. Click through to shop the look:
Lacy dresses conjure up images of Madonna and Cindi Lauper... in the Eighties. Steer clear of that look by keeping your hair style simple: no crimping, no teasing. Just short and polished.
Both on screen and off, French First Lady Carla Bruni always looks incredibly sophisticated. Click through to shop the look:
A Saint-James blue and white striped shirt, slim khakis, comfortable sandals and a gold-faced watch are a French woman's uniform.
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Reinvent the past with a flowy vest and a silk-ruffled blouse. To give it a modern edge, wear them with sun-faded jeans and a nude pump.
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