The dresses of Florence Pugh in Don’t Worry Darling

Arianne Phillips is the costume designer behind the wardrobe of the highly anticipated film “don’t worry darling,” Which one is now available to stream on HBO Max. Phillips, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work on ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ (2019) and ‘Walk the Line’ (2006), has worked closely with director Olivia Wilde, production designer Katie Byron and director of photography Matthew Libatique to create the wardrobe. Phillips relied half on vintage 50s and 60s clothing from private retailers and half on her own design team to achieve the look she wanted for a retro city called Victorywhere does the story take place.

Its greatest strength is in its use of color, which serves to further character development and set the tone and mood throughout the film. Two focal points are the black Alice Chambers dress (Florence Poug) wears in the desert and the white dress she puts on at the end as she kills her husband, Jack (Harry Styles), and navigates his own escape.

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During this final scene, things obviously get messy, which is why five iterations of the same white dress were created for filming. Phillips names these two Alice looks as the ones she was most pleased with. “I think they achieved what I was trying to achieve,” she says.

Phillips’ process is methodical. “I always start with color and silhouette. I love a color story, which became incredibly exciting when designing Victory and our world. Olivia and I spent a lot of time looking at color palettes. ”

Alice’s dresses, in particular, coincide with every moment she makes a new discovery. Ahead, find out the intention behind her most scenic dresses.