Not that anybody needs another hot take on Christopher McCandless, but I just watched Sean Penn’s 2007 film Into the Wild so that I could review it for school, and of course one particular costume design decision stood out to me.
Because nothing says “I’m prepared for the wilderness” like a denim shirt.
Oh my goodness. Jordan Peele’s Get Out is an excellent film. HOWEVER–the trailer gives away waaaaay too much of the movie, so just trust that it’s a worthwhile watch even if you’re not into horror films. Just go see it!
And it doesn’t hurt that there are a couple instances of good denim. First there is this sweet little denim shirt dress on Alison Williams:
And Daniel Kaluuya spends the second half of the film running around in this kicky number:
Of course by the end of the movie, the shirt is not so pristine anymore! (Spoiler alert: blood!)
Jurassic Park is now on (Canadian) Netflix, and of course I had to watch. The costume design really caught my eye.
Laura Dern, you goddamn fox.
Of course I am digging the cuffed jeans and hiking boots. Very palaeontologist.
And Dr. I-Don’t-Like-Kids gets a denim shirt, too. (Also: this whole movie isn’t really so much about dinosaurs and rampant use of unproven technology, but about socializing Dr. What’s-his-nuts into liking children.)
Look at that little chambray wearing monster, all set to break down Dr. Whosit’s defences.
And I do love how after spending hours getting attacked by dinosaurs and sleeping in a tree, these two have maintained their perfectly tucked-in shirts. Good for keeping continuity, but perhaps not so realistic? No child likes to tuck in a shirt, especially into jeans.
But I know what you’re really wanting to see.
No denim in this shot, but still plenty to look at, no?