biopic

Leonard Bernstein from Maestro

Maestro is a film directed by Bradley Cooper who also stars as the protagonist, Leonard Bernstein. The film is a biopic of Leonard Bernstein’s life and rise to fame as a successful conductor. The film follows Bernstein’s life as he grows old with his wife Felicia and how they face different struggles together.

To dress like Bernstein as he appears conducting an orchestra, wear a black tailcoat, white vest, white shirt, white bow tie, black pants, and carry a conductors baton. For the look with Felicia in his older years, wear a khaki suit, pink shirt, and red patterned tie.

Richard Simmons in The Court Jester

The role of Richard Simmons has been given to Pauly Shore, who stars as the spirited aerobics personality in the short film The Court Jester, as well as a feature-length biopic under development with The Wolper Organization.

Felicia from Maestro

Maestro is a film directed by Bradley Cooper who also stars as the protagonist, Leonard Bernstein. The film is a biopic of Leonard Bernstein’s life and rise to fame as a successful conductor. Carey Mulligan in the film plays Felicia Montealegre, an actress and wife of Bernstein. We get to see her life alongside him as they grow old and face different struggles.

Earlier in the film, when Felicia is younger at a party, we see her wear an elegant outfit that features a light blue dress paired with 3 strands of pearls. Later she wears a recognizable look of a tweed blazer and skirt with a pink bow blouse.

Elvis Presley from Priscilla

The new 2023 biopic film Priscilla follows Priscilla Presley’s life and her relationship with Elvis Presley. The film is directed by Sofia Coppola and is an adaptation of Priscilla’s book Elvis and Me. In this film, Priscilla is played by Cailee Spaeny along side Jacob Elordi who plays Elvis Presley.

Elvis in this film has costume that are of course inspired by original ones that Elvis Presley wore at different points in his life. One costume features a mostly brown look with a brown tweed blazer, a brown knit sweater, and black wool pants. Another is his summer pool-side look with a black and white vertical striped shirt with navy shorts and a pair of classic orange tinted sunglasses with gold detail.

Priscilla Presley from Priscilla (2023)

The new 2023 biopic film Priscilla follows Priscilla Presley’s life and her relationship with Elvis Presley. The film is directed by Sofia Coppola and is an adaptation of Priscilla’s book Elvis and Me. In this film, Priscilla is played by Cailee Spaeny along side Jacob Elordi who plays Elvis Presley.

Priscilla has an iconic 1960s style that is perfectly re-created in the costumes in this film. She wears lots of feminine pieces like dresses and sweaters with bow details. She also has an iconic hair and makeup style. When Elvis takes control of her style we see this come to life with dark bold eyeliner and dark hair with lots of volume.

j robert oppenheimer from oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer from Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer (played by Cillian Murphy) is the titular protagonist at the heart of Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer. The primary physicist responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer’s life included no shortage of drama including an affair with Jean Tatlock during his marriage to Kitty, and many inquiries into his political affiliations and ideologies.  The Manhattan Project of which Oppenheimer was a part took place in the 1940s, so your costume should evoke a vintage silhouette as much as possible.  Oppenheimer wears several different suits throughout the movie, often favoring grey and brown shades.  He also owns a rather unique belt buckle that is silver with turquoise.  To recreate his look from the film, choose a brown or tan suit, with a matching tie, shoes, and flat-brimmed hat.  Add a belt with a fancy buckle, a pipe, and a wedding ring.  Lastly, you can recreate his round identification badge by writing “K-6” on a plain white button.

tammy faye bakker from eyes of tammy faye

Tammy Faye Bakker from The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Tammy Faye Bakker (played by Jessica Chastain) is the infamous wife of Jim Bakker in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.  The film follows the rise and fall of the controversial couple from young children’s show hosts to rich and powerful televangelists.  Tammy Faye’s costuming throughout the film offers an array of options, whether portraying her younger self with chic ’60s style or the more commonly known version with bright blue eye shadow, don’t be afraid to mix and match different pieces to recreate her looks.  For instance, layering a puff-sleeved blouse over a camisole and combining it with a skirt can help evoke the same look of Tammy’s white brocade dress, which can be hard to duplicate.

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