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Costume designer Wendy Chuck on cinematography, colour choices and cultural references



The Holdovers costume designer Wendy Chuck

“Sometimes things happen on the day and I remember the day that Angus sits in the background reading in a tan sweater and noticed the chair was the same color and I brought it up to Alex and Eigil and they were happy to leave it as it was and it actually works that he’s blending into the chair as he’s starting to feel more comfortable there.”

Never not fascinated by film costumes designers.

Classiq has a great interview with The Holdovers costume designer Wendy Chuck, who talks about cultural references, colour choices and her relationship with cinematographer Eigil Bryld. I was a big fan of Angus’s (played by Dominic Sessa) knitwear that worked so perfectly with his 1970s collegiate surroundings.

Read more here.

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IMAGES: The Holdovers
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Buy it now: If you’re thinking about mini mules



Prada yellow mules SS24

Despite my long-standing aversion to mules, I’m inexplicably attracted to Prada’s SS24 mini mules. They’re now available online and are likely to be taking over your IG feed adorning the soles of the Fashion Month street style set imminently.

Mule advocate Manolo Blahnik once said, “When you walk in mules, you walk a bit differently. It’s very sexy to me”. Maybe it’s the concentration and slow walking pace required to keep the pesky things from flying off your feet, but I do find high mules to be high maintenance and very ‘male gaze’. Maybe that’s the point.

So, the mini mule is a good compromise. Prada’s jewel-toned satin confections (top and below) are lovely for spring evenings (soon come) or wedding guest season, while Carven’s low grey leather mule (below) is the casual day choice with an oversize trench and crop true blue jeans – very Carolyn Bessette-core.

Prada green mules SS24
Carven mules ss24

Of course, if you want the look without the trip hazard, there’s always the flat variety – ideally with a Mary-Jane strap. I mentioned the Essēn Mary-Jane ages ago, but Malone Souliers*  and Zimmermann* (below) have a number of alternatives. Finally, for the mule-adjacent option, it’s slingback season at Saint Laurent*, Toteme* and Jil Sander*. White slingbacks* with black tights are all the rage, but they’re cute with an ankle sock too.

Zimmermann flat mules

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IMAGES: Prada SS24 x 2; Carven SS24; Zimmermann
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Miuccia Prada is a Vogue cover girl



Miuccia Prada Vogue March cover 24

UK Vogue had 40 celebs on its cover, but US Vogue has Miuccia Prada. I know which one I’m more thrilled about!

TBF, I don’t get excited about Vogues these days, but I do love a Miuccia profile. The cover is fresh and casual and of course I’m loving the inside shots of Mrs Prada (as she prefers to be known) in her uniform of prim skirt, boxy short sleeve knit and trademark slither of white tee to uplight the face.

There are also accompanying images of Gigi Hadid wearing archive Prada, although as someone at The Fashion Spot suggested, I’d have preferred an OG like Carolyn Murphy.

Read the profile here.

Miuccia Prada short sleeve sweater Vogue

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IMAGES: Miuccia Prada by Stef Mitchell for Vogue
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Ballet-core meets actors-in-rehearsal at Altuzarra AW24



Altuzarra AW24

“I wanted it to feel like walking into someone’s wardrobe that they’ve collected over a long period of time, where things feel like they say something about the person’s personality.”

Joseph Altuzarra* celebrated his 15th anniversary with an intimate salon show that mixed the cosplay romance of ballet and theatre – the clothes that actors wear in rehearsal – with upscale wardrobe longevity. To that end, there were long, roomy girl-about-town coats layered over fluid, calf-length skirts, flat pumps and opaque dancers’ tights, peacoats and duffles, Deborah Turbeville-style cuffed knit joggers, plus great styling from Pierrot doll collars and toque-style hats.

The result: the kind of real-life fashion that you see in a Becky Malinsky or Leandra Medine Substack that’s easy to put your own poetic stamp on. See more here.

Altuzarra AW24



Altuzarra AW24

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IMAGES: Vanessa Friedman (main); Su Mustecaplioglu / Altuzarra AW24
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