20 years ago, upon hearing the name Coppola, one would immediately think The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, all films directed by the masterful Francis Ford Coppola. These days, when we hear that famous name, we’re more likely to think of Francis’ daughter, the immensely talented Sofia Coppola.
She has 5 films under her belt (and a few short films) and all of them were successful stories about women. All her films has a very specific look and feel to them, a dreamy world created by Coppola to transport you into her story and bring forth the emotions she’s trying to evoke.
Her first film, The Virgin Suicides (1999), the story of 5 suburban sisters brought up in a strict catholic family, based on the masterpiece by Jeffrey Eugenides. She then followed that with the oscar nominated Lost in Translation (2003), featuring a career best performance from Bill Murray and a bored Scarlett Johansson in top form as 2 Americans dealing with their life choices in Tokyo. She reunited with her virgin suicides friend Kirsten Dunst in 2006 for the controversial Marie Antoinette. Coppola’s use of contemporary music and inclusion of things like Converse shoes was called out by some film critics, but the end result is a fascinating and very moving semi-fictional portrayal of the Queen of France. Her last two films dealt with subjects of fame and fortune in Hollywood. 2010’s Somewhere in which Elle Fanning and Stephen Dorff spend some quality time together at the Château Marmont and 2013’s The Bling Ring based on the true story of a group of teenagers who break into celebrities’ homes.
We’ve carefully selected textiles that reminded us of one of a couple of Sofia’s films. The soft pastels of the Lisbon sisters, the royal colors of the French Queen, the bright pinks of a Hollywood wannabe princess and the delicate florals of an American visitor.
Taking outfit inspirations from films is something we’re really into right now. Especially such beautiful films as the works of Sofia Coppola.
Have you ever been inspired by a film?