Thursday, March 19, 2015

Inspiration: The Aviator

 A few months ago I watched "The Aviator." It was not a happy movie at all (but it has some of the best costumes ever). For those who do not know, it is about the life and loves of Howard Hughes, an eccentric billionaire best know for financing and directing "Hell's Angels." Hughes eventually descended into madness. He was known for dating movie stars such as Ava Gardner, Ginger Rogers, and Olivia de Havilland. Most importantly he had long (for him anyway) relationship with incomparable Katherine Hepburn. In the film she is played brilliantly by Cate Blanchett and costumed just as wonderfully by Sandy Powell. I never considered slacks before, but when I saw Ms. Blanchett as Hepburn in a pumpkin colored pair I knew I needed them.
Also pictured, Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner.