Clothing in the film women
If you haven’t seen “The Women” movie yet, run, don’t walk to your local theater or pick up the DVD. The film released in fall 2008 and on DVD in December 2008 is a remake of the 1939 film starring Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford as “the other woman”. This film has a host of stars including Annette Bening, Meg Ryan, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith and Bette Midler to name a few.
Like the 1939 version of the film, which was based on a play written by Clare Booth Luce, the film centers on a woman, Mary, and her touchy friends who, upon discovering that her husband is having an affair, are alternately elated and friendly. In the original film, the women were all socialites who met regularly for lunch at the restaurants on Park Avenue and at the spa. In the 2008 version of “The Women”, directed by Diane English, the women are more modern and have a career in fashion – making the film one of the most inspiring fashion films of 2008.
Look for the clothes featured in this movie to take off in real life. Whether it’s the preppy east coast look of Meg Ryan’s character, the eye-catching style of Eva Mendes’ character, the brash look of Jada Pinkett Smith’s character, or the bohemian style of Debra Messing’s character, you’re sure to find fashion inspiration in the film Les Femmes.
The costume designer for “The Women” in the 2008 version is John A. Dunn. He worked on films such as “I’m not here”, “Fast Track” and others. The premise of both films is much the same, and like the 1939 black-and-white version of “The Women” which had a color sequence with a fashion show, the 2008 version also features a fashion show. Those who enjoyed George Cukor’s 1939 film should also enjoy the 2008 version.