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Hidden Figures is an absolutely stunning gem of a film about a dynamic trio of genius, groundbreaking women who played a pivotal role of sending men into space and retrieving them back to earth. We know that, we fell in love with that, these facts are what has drawn us to this inspirational film.
In addition to those qualities I was also mesmerized by the fashion. The movie was a feast for the mind, however; the wardrobe was scrumptious- a gloriously aesthetic feast for the eyes. I am not alone in my feelings the Designer Ehrlich Kalfus was recently recognized by her peers by being nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Period Film! From her perspective she wanted “the costumes to have a fresh reality in a period way, that was not too flashy.” She succeeded, because all of the women looked lovely. For me personally Janelle Monae who plays Mary Jackson, NASA’s first African American female engineer was a standout, her pieces were immaculate. Simply put, Mary Jackson was sharp! The garments were fresh, modest, hip and glamorously understated. The wardrobe contained patterns I have worn today, done with a more modern flare thanks to Zara.
One of the looks that Jenelle Monae wore was breathtaking and made me sit up and take notice. This piece had everything I would wear (if it weren’t deadstock) Notice the contrast of patterns, the bob, the violet lip. She is advertising smart, confident, and trendy with a playful side.
Hidden Figures is cohesive, right down to the wardrobe. Thank you Ehrlich Kalfus for your ability to help us to get to know these phenomenal women from ALL views.
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What did you enjoy about the movie Hidden Figures? Who was the standout character for you? What look would you have worn during that decade? I’d love to share thoughts. Please follow for more interesting topics or leave a comment or like.