Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara costumes from Carol on display...

I love this time of year in L.A., it's when all the Oscar hopefuls start coming out of the woodwork and studios try and support their films however they can, like for example with movie costume exhibits at flagship Hollywood cinemas. Here's a wonderful collection of film fashion from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara's new film, Carol, on display at ArcLight Hollywood on November 17, 2015.

Original film costumes from Carol on display
Carol movie costume exhibit
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Carol film costumes
Cate Blanchett Rooney Mara Carol movie costumes
Carol film costume display
These wardrobe pieces worn by the two actresses in the film set in the 1950s New York were also accompanied by concept sketches by Oscar-winning Costume Designer Sandy Powell, which was a lovely touch.

You can also check out her Academy Award-nominated costumes from The Tempest and costumes from Hugo on this blog, plus she's also worked with Cate Blanchett before on Disney's live-action Cinderella movie costumes.

Carol movie poster
Carol movie poster
In director Todd Haynes adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed 1952 novel, The Price of Salt, two women from very different backgrounds are drawn to one another in an expected love affair in 1950s New York.

Costumes worn by Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird
Cate Blanchett Carol Aird fur coat costume
Cate Blanchett Carol movie costume
Carol movie costume sketch Sandy Powell
Cate Blanchett Carol Aird film costume
Carol Aird movie costume
Cate Blanchett Carol movie costume detail
Carol movie costume sketch Sandy Powell
Original Carol film costumes
In the movie Cate Blanchett plays 'Carol Aird', a housewife and mother trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage, who meets and falls in love with Rooney Mara's 'Therese Belivet', a twenty-something Manhattan department store clerk dreaming of a better life. As they say, the course of true love never did run smooth and 1950s America was a much more complicated and dangerous place for lesbians lovers.

Costumes worn by Rooney Mara as Therese Belivet in Carol
Rooney Mara Carol movie Therese Belivet costume
Carol movie Therese Belivet costume
costume sketch Sandy Powell Carol movie
Rooney Mara Carol movie costume
Therese Belivet Carol movie costume
Carol movie costume sketch Sandy Powell
Carol movie costumes
If you're a fan of Cate Blanchett, be sure to also check out her Marion Loxley costume from Robin Hood, her gown from Elizabeth: The Golden Age and her Evil Stepmother dress from Cinderella.

Just like The Danish Girl, it's nice to see more quality, thoughtful LGBT-themed movies produced by Hollywood and I'm looking forward to seeing Carol on the big screen.

Carol movie poster
Carol movie poster
Buy the book the movie is based on: Carol (Movie Tie-In)  (Movie Tie-in Editions)

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