If you don’t think you’d ever be interested in watching a movie about a never-aging, time-traveling, gender-switching Tilda Swinton; 1) What’s the matter with you?, 2) You are wrong.
Scenes from Orlando (1992), directed by Sally Potter, costumes by Sandy Powell
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
I saw scenes from this on TV when I was young and I’m pretty sure it turned me into the man I am today
How have I never even heard of this?
I NEED TO SEE THIS YESTERDAY
I wrote a paper on this movie once.
Given how people generally seemed to like my previous female armor post (save for one comment that argued that criticizing the depiction of warrior women wearing these and stating that in real life warrior women wouldn’t wear anything like that and that these are highly sexualized is slut-shaming of fictional characters), I’m happy to present part two. Originally it was going to be about torso armor, but several people asked for butts. Now, I hadn’t given thought to butts as much, because unlike boobs, that are depicted as existing almost separately from the entire body, butts are more often incorporated into the rest of the outfit.
DRAGON AGE INQUISITION CHARACTER KIT #3
To Vivienne, there are no impractical clothes, only impractical people. Her magnificent attire is a sign of her station, the jewel of the high court of Orlais where wealth, power, and beauty are inextricably linked.
A thousand arrows would pierce her breast before Vivienne would don beaten steel for so base an urge as protection. If one must wear armor, then have it flatter the form. Hide it beneath fine fabrics more becoming of one’s status, for steel alone will not protect you from the barbed tongues of Orlais.
To dress for comfort or purpose is a scandal—fashion and splendor are all that matter to Vivienne. Shower yourself in gold, let only the finest silks grace your skin, and wear a king’s ransom in pearls and silver upon your feet. Leave the stained tunics and rough cloaks to the commoners and their mud farms–a proper Orlesian climbs mountains in her evening gown, standing taller at the summit in her formidable high-heeled shoes.
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Yessss. I’ve been waiting for this one.