Can we talk about Tilda Swinton’s gorgeous style in Okja?
Bong Joon-ho’ latest movie Okja premiered on June 28 and since then has been streaming on Netflix. And while the movie received mixed reviews at Cannes since airing, it has gained a more vocal support among the audience, with many lauding the film’s themes, performances and visual style.
A.O. Scott wrote, „Okja is a miracle of imagination and technique, and Okja insists, with abundant mischief and absolute sincerity, that she possesses a soul“
and my review of the movie is already available on Filmsane.
But I’m not here to discuss the movie, the themes in it, or the performances. I want to talk about the costumes, and in particular those worn by the Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton.
Swinton in Okja is Lucy/(later on in the movie and Lucy’s twin sister Nancy) Mirando, insecure but ambitious the CEO of the family-owned Mirando Corporation and this movie marks her second collaboration with director Bong Joon-ho (after the magnificent Snowpiercer).
And while Swinton is beautiful, talented and brilliant as ever, her wardrobe in Okja is something else. Breathtakingly eclectic.
Designed by Catherine George, the costumes worn by Tilda have Asian inspirations, contemporary inspirations but also classical Channel lines in her baby pink suits. George (in an interview with Vogue) also mentioned individuals such Marissa Mayer, Ivanka Trump, Gwyneth Paltrow as influences in the costume designs. But it’s in Okja that you can really see now how comfortable George is in dressing Tilda.
Not only is she dressing Tilda for the third time on film (after We need to talk about Kevin and Snow Piercer), you can see that she had the most fun designing the eclectic style of Lucy’s wardrobe.
In Okja’s supporting role you can see Lucy’s twin sister Nancy (also played by Swinton) and she has much conservative and even outdated look that directly reflects her practical down to earth nature. Polar opposite from Lucy if you will.
Lucy is more of a dreamer, idealist and optimist, and with those character traits her wardrobe is more girlish, playful and juvenile. She even has braces on her teeth for Pete’s sake.
Tilda’s style is awesome in Okja ( in both of the characters she plays), and if you don’t believe me take a look of the photos from the movie bellow. There is an abundance of pink and white and i love that, but if you really want to see the true chameleon that she is (and a master of her craft) you should definitely check out and see Okja. You won’t regret it.