Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Fine Art of Non-Costuming, Part 2 - Antichrist and Lemming

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist (2009) and Lemming (2005)

Here are two excellent films made better by letting the clothes get out of the way. But so chic! Like a master class in understatement!

Lemming in particular is a must-see because Gainsbourg wears the heck out of a pair of vintage wrangler jeans. Yeah, I said it. I mean, I realize it's dangerous to reduce a piece of work this accomplished to a pair of pants, but these jeans seriously deserved to win an Oscar. I couldn’t find an image, so if you haven't seen the film, you should rent it. Come for the jeans, stay for the story.
Don't look at me like that.

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