Darlings, we are all atingle.
“Continuing their creative collaboration following 2007’s “There Will Be Blood,” three-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis stars in “Phantom Thread” from Paul Thomas Anderson. The writer/director will once again explore a distinctive milieu of the 20th century. The new movie is a drama set in the couture world of 1950s London. The story illuminates the life behind the curtain of an uncompromising dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society.”
“Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running.”
But enough press release copy. Just look:
That looks …
… utterly delicious to these two fashion queens. They had us at Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis, but you add “mid-Century London” and “fashion house” to the mix and we’re ready to swoon.
It’s the final role of Day-Lewis’s career, if he’s to be believed, although we don’t place much trust in the rumors that he’s retiring to actually become a dressmaker. Still, we wouldn’t put it past him.
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