Dezign Darling
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Black Swan
Categories: Art, Fashion, Graphix, TV / Film

Aah, one of the most talked about and anticipated films of this year. I was eager to watch it because it starred Natalie Portman, had ballerina costumes designed by Rodarte, and based on the classical ballet story, Swan Lake. However it’s not the kind of rom-com story you might expect, but rather it is both exciting as it is thrilling. Basic plotline is of a new rising starlet in the ballet world, working for a well known director and possibly starring in the much loved retelling of a classic story. Add immense pressure and disturbing disillusions, and we were both gripped by fear to our seats, and in awe by Portman’s performance as the tortured artist, who was literally suffering for her art.

These angular dresses are designed by Thierry Mugler, and I included them because I thought they looked like cubist versions of the ballerina’s tutu dress. This reminds me of origami because of the sharp angles and delicate designs. Very creative, but doesn’t quite beat the gorgeousness of the Rodarte versions.

Zoe Bradley; British artist and designer.

From the poses alone you could say they were almost swan like. And because I think they’re both so inventive designs and striking, they deserve a mention too.

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2 Comments to “Black Swan”

  1. I am still yet to see Black Swan, but I hear so many reviews about it saying it’s good. Woah, those dresses above – would you wear any of them??

    • Bianca says:

      Natalie Portman is great in this! It’s beautifully written/acted, but the story itself is creepy! Lol. No I wouldn’t wear these, though NP wears a really nicee sparkly white one in film, and I’d wear that.