Ralph Fiennes is amusing and lovable as M. Gustav, concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel. He is a perfectionist who douses himself in Eau de Panache, reads poetry, and romances wealthy lonely old ladies. He also provides the bulk of the humor in this movie. Over time he befriends Zero Mustafa, the lobby boy in training. After the death of his wealthiest client Madame D., Gustav is accused of murder by her family and flees his beloved hotel with Zero and the priceless painting, Boy with Apple.
The plot synopsis I just wrote is interesting but not all that important for our purposes: rambling about some of the costumes from this film and briefly discussing my favorite character, Agatha. Agatha is a baker for Mendl's, the bakery where the Grand Budapest Hotel gets its desserts from. She is also Zero's girlfriend. She wears a grey monogrammed dress for work and is only seen out of it on two occasions. 1) When she is in bed she wears a pink silk slip. 2) On her wedding (then it is a different color). She also wears this lovely coat covered in pockets throughout the movie. Her shoes are low heeled black oxfords. Everything she wears is intended to be functional and warm, but it still has to look aesthetically pleasing and distinctive. This is a Wes Anderson movie after all.
Also, I have to admit that I loved both the purple 1930s hotel uniforms and the striped ensembles Zero and Gustav wear post-prison break.
On whole the sets, props, and costumes in this movie are amazing. You should go see it, if not for that then for its humor and poignance.