Throwback Thursday Movie: The Aviator
Extremely rich, mogul Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a notable personality: an executive of blockbuster Hollywood movies, an man wo likes to be seen with stars of Hollywood especially women like Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) and Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale), and a successful pioneer in aviation. But, in private, Hughes stays tormented, experiencing phobias and depression.
The costumes alone cost around two million dollars. They were designed by British costume designer Sandy Powell, who won the Oscar for Best Costume Design in 2005 for her work on the film.
A great feature of the film is the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub and clothes of the time perfectly translated. Look out for the art deco touches in the costumes and the use of orchids everywhere.
Gwen Stefani as Jean Harlow wearing a slinky silver satin cowl back dress, with a satin wrap.
clutch envelope bags, blouson jackets and crepe satin fabrics. the hair styles and thier ornaments of corsages all worn with beaded revers and circular jewelled collars. Marvellous.