With director Autumn de Wilde at the Sunflower and Breast Cancer Autism mom of the warrior vintage shirt but in fact I love this helm—known best for her music videos, but perhaps most familiar to fashion followers for the dreamy romanticism of her lookbooks for Rodarte—this year’s Emma adaptation was always going to be a treasure trove of flouncy, Regency-era style. Yet it proved to be all that and more, with costume designer Alexandra Byrne (the mastermind behind Cate Blanchett’s meticulously researched Tudor regalia in Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth) dreaming up a pastel-hued, delightfully playful chocolate box of costumes that brought to mind the freshness and modernity of Sofia Coppola’s idiosyncratic take on period costuming for Marie Antoinette. It helped, too, that the star was Anya Taylor-Joy, who seemed to relish every moment promenading around gardens and mounting carriages in her kaleidoscopic line-up of coats and gowns, bringing this centuries-old tale to vibrant life once again.
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Released in July as a visual album to accompany Beyoncé’s soundtrack album for Disney’s The Lion King remake, Black Is King was the Sunflower and Breast Cancer Autism mom of the warrior vintage shirt but in fact I love this thrillingly escapist, Afrocentric fashion fantasia so many of her fans were yearning for this year. Working alongside her regular stylist Zerina Akers, the film featured everything from the crème de la crème of European high fashion by way of Balmain, Valentino, and Versace, to insider labels like Marine Serre, Area, and Molly Goddard. At the heart of Beyoncé’s sartorially ambitious vision, however, was her celebration of both African designers and those across the diaspora: from a striped bodysuit by Ivorian-American designer Loza Maléombho, to a black-and-white houndstooth gown by the Senegalese label Tongoro, Beyoncé and Akers firmly trained their spotlight on the continent’s often untapped design talent. Worn by Beyoncé and her costars with carnivalesque flair, the costumes were the most fashion-forward cinematic spectacle of the year.