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Costumer Designer Arianne Phillips discusses 'Wallis Simpson'

'W.E.' costume designer Arianne Phillips reveals how she recreated Mrs Simpson's famously lavish taste in fashion for Madonna.  Wallis Simpson was "That Woman": a strikingly glamorous and impeccably dressed American adventuress whose attempts to infiltrate English society sparked suspicion, snobbery, ridicule and - ultimately - ostracism.  So even a cod psychologist could venture a guess as to what first attracted Madonna to the idea of directing a film about her. For while Madonna might not have prompted a king to abdicate, and the Duchess of Windsor never donned a conical bra and simulated intimate acts on stage with a backing dancer, the two women have a fair bit in common.  Read more: http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/independent-woman/fashion/inside-wallis-simpsons-wardrobe-2909943.html#ixzz1bFSSlzK7‘W.E.’ costume designer Arianne Phillips reveals how she recreated Mrs Simpson’s famously lavish taste in fashion for Madonna. Wallis Simpson was “That Woman”: a strikingly glamorous and impeccably dressed American adventuress whose attempts to infiltrate English society sparked suspicion, snobbery, ridicule and – ultimately – ostracism. So even a cod psychologist could venture a guess as to what first attracted Madonna to the idea of directing a film about her. For while Madonna might not have prompted a king to abdicate, and the Duchess of Windsor never donned a conical bra and simulated intimate acts on stage with a backing dancer, the two women have a fair bit in common. – – Read more  …here — story by Luke Leitch © Telegraph.co.uk

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