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J.K.L. Berensen from The French Dispatch

In Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, J.K.L. Berensen (played by Tilda Swinton) is a staff member at the titular newspaper.  As a writer, she is responsible for reporting interesting stories for her readers, and her outfits are equally as entertaining.  Berensen’s clothing is brightly colored in oranges, golds, and yellows, topped off with a well-coiffed head of red hair.

Henry Sherman from The Royal Tenenbaums

In The Royal Tenenbaums, Henry Sherman (played by Danny Glover) is Etheline Tenenbaum‘s accountant-turned-husband.  When Etheline’s ex-husband Royal lies about his health to regain her favor, Henry investigates only to discover the hoax.  Henry is a kind man who cares deeply for Etheline.  His clothing is simple, but elegant and falls in line with his profession as an accountant.

etheline tenenbaum from the royal tenenbaums

Etheline Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums

In Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, Etheline (played by Anjelica Huston) is the ex-wife of Royal Tenenbaum and mother to Chas, Richie, and Margot.  Etheline is elegant and intelligent, always pushing her children to be more driven and successful.  Etheline often wears hues of cream and light pink while wearing her hair in a bun secured with a pencil.

Royal Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums

Royal Tenenbaum (played by Gene Hackman) is the titular father from Wes Anderson’s film The Royal Tenenbaums.  Estranged from his ex-wife Etheline and distanced from his genius children Richie, Chas, and Margot, Royal fakes stomach cancer in a desperate bid to regain their favor and love.  Royal is a larger-than-life personality who wears slick suits and smokes using a cigarette holder while gambling, shoplifting, and getting to know his family again.

M. Ivan from The Grand Budapest Hotel

M. Ivan from The Grand Budapest Hotel

M. Ivan (played by Bill Murray) is a member of The Society of the Crossed Keys. This means that he belongs to an elite group of hotel concierges and attendants. It also means that when M. Gustave is in trouble, M. Ivan feels obliged to believe his side of things and help him out.

Like all members of The Society of the Crossed Keys, M. Ivan takes his job to heart. It is his passion and his raison d’etre. And this shows in the pride he takes when dressing himself. While this makes for an interesting costume it also, unfortunately, makes the costume a bit difficult to put together.

You can get white dress pants, a white dress shirt, black dress shoes, and a champagne colored bow tie easily. M. Ivan’s overcoat, however, will likely need to be custom ordered from a costumer like the one linked here. His waistcoat is another unique piece because of its deep cut, so one like that pictured above is a close alternative.

M. Ivan’s Society of the Crossed Keys pins are another key costume feature that will require a little DIY work using miniature keys. And, finally, his thick mustache in a truly vintage style is the last piece to this very unique costume that is as detail-oriented as the character himself.

arthur howitzer jr from the french dispatch

Arthur Howitzer, Jr. from The French Dispatch

Arthur Howitzer, Jr. (played by Bill Murray) is the brains behind Wes Anderson’s fictional newspaper in The French Dispatch. As the Editor-in-Chief, Arthur is responsible for hiring the brightest journalists and improving their stories with his sharp perspective. Arthur’s clothing is mostly yellow and brown, with a suit vest, but no jacket.

herbsaint sazerac from the french dispatch

Herbsaint Sazerac from The French Dispatch

Herbsaint Sazerac (played by Owen Wilson) is a writer for the French Dispatch in Wes Anderson’s film of the same name. Sazerac is rarely seen without his trusty camera or beret, and can often be found with his red bicycle in tow as he investigates his stories.

m gustave from grand budapest hotel

M. Gustave from The Grand Budapest Hotel

M. Gustave (played by Ralph Fiennes) is the renowned concierge of Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel.  With a penchant for seducing wealthy older women such as Madame D, Gustave also takes a new bellboy named Zero under his wing to teach him everything he needs to know about the hotel and its guests.  Following Madam D’s death, Gustave is accused by Dmitri of murdering her.  Gustave wears a purple tailcoat with red piping and grey dress pants as part of his hotel uniform.

Jack Whitman from The Darjeeling Limited

Jack played by Jason Schwartzman is the youngest Whitman brother. He is the hopeless romantic of the bunch. He writes fiction based on his true-life experiences but denies it even though it is made clear as day. He truly plays up to being the emotional baby brother of Peter and Francis. He is so heartbroken over his ex he continues to wear the hotel robe from where he saw her last. Jack rarely even puts shoes on for most of the film but once or twice is caught in men’s sandals. He finds a love interest wherever he goes and uses this as a distraction from his brothers on their trip.

albert henckels from grand budapest hotel

Albert Henckels from The Grand Budapest Hotel

Albert Henckels (played by Edward Norton) is an inspector tasked with investigating the death of Madame D. in Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel.  Henckels wears his military uniform throughout the film.  He also has a long grey fur coat to stave off the bitter cold.