As we gear up for the Oscars, I'll be featuring the nominees for Best Costume Design. It's a big year for this category as the films nominated represent vastly different historical periods. Be it 18th-century England or San Francisco in the '70s, these films include some gorgeous threads. Today's featured movie is Revolutionary Road.
While Mad Men gave us a weekly dose of 1950s/early-1960s fashion over the Summer, Revolutionary Road brought the era's aesthetic to the silver screen in all its classically tailored glory. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio play a married couple who appear to have everything, even though a storm of discontent brews below the surface. The immaculate costumes created for the actors, with their delicate pastels, only make the movie's sad and disturbing subtext that much more powerful by contrast.
To see a gallery of the costumes for yourself, just
Photos courtesy of Paramount Vantage