Maria Bello in an undone tux look.
Casablanca (1942) is so perspicuously beautiful, the moody film noir lighting especially (see above). The costumes are simple and elegant, invoking the reality of unoccupied Africa without losing that Hollywood gleam. Costumer Orry-Kelly won three Oscars for other films (Les Girls, Some Like It Hot, An American in Paris) and worked on countless other films over a thirty-year career. When you watch classics like Irma La Deuce, The Maltese Falcon, 42nd Street, or Arsenic and Old Lace think of Orry-Kelly.
|Orry-Kelly and Tony Curtis on the set of Some Like It Hot|
|Vintage sewing patterns: sweetheart necklines, flounced peplums, bishop sleeves, etc...|
|Eugenia Kim fedora, almost as good as the real thing.|
|Abaete 'Lilian' blazer ($298)|
|Vintage garbadine suit ($158) ebay seller: Violetville Vintage|
|For leather gloves with a vintage vibe, try: Portolano|
|The classic Burberry trench.|