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Concept art of one of Padmé Amidala’s various costumes from Attack of the Clones.
Though this costume was not used in actual production, it bears resemblances to her dress during the packing scene as she left Coruscant.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1936 Hollywood hit, “Follow the Fleet”, a romantic comedy musical based around Bake Baker (Astaire), a US Navy Sailor boy and his childhood sweetheart-turned singer and dancer, Sherry Martin (Rogers).
Bernard Newman designed the nautical-themed costumes for this movie.
Zhang Yimou’s oscar-nominated Curse of the Golden Flower is one of the most expensive Chinese film productions to date. Its tale of betrayal, deception and court intrigue at the highest levels of ancient Chinese society are brought to life with dazzling colours and intricate designs, suggesting decadence, excess and corruption.
Contrary to popular belief (and English releases), the story is not really set in the Tang dynasty. Costumes and architecture suggest a mix-and-match of historical styles throughout old Chinese history, chosen for their symbolic and visual impact.
(via victoriastation) I just uploaded 42 super-rare photos at vivandlarry.com, including behind the scenes on 21 Days Together, Hamlet, and Roman Spring of Mrs Stone. And this here photo by Cecil Beaton. Yeay!