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Gattaca Style

Gattaca style

Jerome Morrow

goon squad

Irene

steampunk

Vincent's uniform

Gattaca style

Yes, I am aware my vintage style inspiration keeps coming from the wrong direction: the sci-fi future of movies like 1997’s Gattaca. Set in a not so distant future where the population is divided into the genetically engineered haves and have nots, the wardrobe certainly reflects a zeal for personal perfection. There is an alluring 1940s aesthetic at work in the costumes of Oscar-winning designer Colleen Atwood: dark, double-breasted suits with peak lapels and pinstripes; waistcoats, trench coats, and fedoras; Irene’s silver cocktail dress. Inspiration from the past becomes filtered by minimalist elements like the Edwardian length of Vincent’s suit coat (top film still) or the monochromatic suit-shirt-tie-coat-hat combinations of the police force (third still). Throw in the backdrop of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture from the late 1950s and British-designed cars from 1960s and you have a high-style future fresh from the heart of the 20th century.

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