With the Golden Globes right around the corner, we can’t help but be excited about the nominations and who’ll win the golden statue. Ever so often a film, or one of its actors, get a nod where fashion also played a big role. One such film is A Most Violent Year co-cstarring Jessica Chastain (Interstellar) as Anna Morales the daughter of a gangster, wife of an oil tycoon (Oscar Isaac), and a woman not afraid to unleash her inner girl boss.
The film, which opened on New Year’s Eve, centers around the life of an immigrant and his family in New York City during 1981, a year that is reportedly one of the most violent days in the city’s history. But what caught the eye of this sartorial sleuth, while viewing stills, is the stellar style sported by Chastain, who received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the film.
Giorgio Armani dresses Jessica Chastain for “A Most Violent Year” so how could her look go wrong. Costume designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone created Chastain’s wardrobe exclusively from Armani archival pieces circa 1980s and custom pieces designed specifically for the film. The looks run the gamut from sheath dresses to wrap coats in the designer’s signature silhouettes for the era, including broad shoulders and cinched waists
“Giorgio Armani’s clothes combine a sense of style, class and power, which are all traits I wanted Jessica Chastain’s character to convey,” the film’s director J.C. Chandor told WWD. “With Kasia Walicka-Maimone at the helm and access to Armani’s amazing vintage archives, we had the perfect collaboration for bringing my vision of 1981 to life.”
“A Most Violent Year” opens on January 16th in Phoenix at Harkins Camelview.
Image source: A24 Films