For this week's Fashion and Film Friday, I present Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. I'm a big fan of Quentin Tarantino movies and this one was filmed in classic Tarantino style: brutal gore, outlandish story, over the top characters and of course, well dressed women kicking some serious butt!
In war torn France, a group of elite Jewish American soldiers called "The Basterds" led by the infamous Lt Aldo Raine, terrorize the Third Reich by hunting and scalping Nazi soldiers.
Meanwhile in Paris, a young Jewish girl named Shoshanna hides out as a French citizen and manages a theater. When a Nazi war hero falls in love with Shoshanna and plans to host a German propaganda film premier at her theater, she begins to plot her revenge for the massacre of her family.
The Basterds also hear of the film premier (and of Hitler's plan to attend the gala) and with the help of the lovely German actress, Bridget Von Hammersmark, they gain access to the opening night event. Will history be re-written or will the conspirators be caught before the plans fall into place?
The costumes in Inglourious Basterds are sure to please since they were designed by Anna B Sheppard, the amazingly talented goddess of WWII film fashions (at least in by book, anyway!). Anna Sheppard designed costumes for The Pianist, Band of Brothers, and Schindler's List among many others. I particularly adore the costume for Bridget Von Hammersmark when she's at the bar. She is so glamorous!
*please note, this movie is full of blood, gore, guns and general war themes that may not be suitable for the faint of heart *