Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)

I always love checking out the fashion in futuristic movies. It's such a fun notion to play around with ideas about where fashion could go. I think the best costume designers manage to reference current fashion while elevating it a bit. This creates a realistic world that seems utterly believable.

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)

In the recent film, In Time (which you can still catch it at the cinema), there was an obvious choice to make the costumes the best they could be. So they got Colleen Atwood who is, in my opinion, one of the greatest costume designers for the screen EVER.

At the center of things is Sylvia Weiss, kidnapped heiress turned criminal. She's somewhere between Patty Hearst and Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde, but you root for her. You also are quite taken in by her look.

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)

The hair definitely looks futuristic because it's a cut and color combination that hasn't really been seen much before. It's strange at first, but it starts to grow on you quickly.

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)

And then there are the dresses. The first time you see Sylvia, she's in this incredible nude dress with black sheer ruched overlay. I die for that dress.

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)
Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)

I also die for this short party dress she wears with it's crinoline skirt and button detailing.

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)
Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)
Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)
Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)
Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)

And I adore this multicolor plaid velvet number with its Peter Pan collar. It almost looks like something out of the '90s, but it's unique enough to look futuristic as well.

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)
Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)

It should be said that Sylvia spends a good portion of the film wearing someone else's clothes, but she rocks them in her own unique way with her blunt hair, one arm warmer, and killer shoes.

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)
Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)

The best thing about her style though -- the way you know she's really serious about looking kickass -- is that all the time she's running all over the place, shooting guns, knocking over banks, surviving car crashes, jumping out of windows, and leaping rooftops, she's doing it in 6-inch heels. Icon? I think yes.

Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)
Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)
Fictional Fashion Icon: Sylvia Weiss from In Time (played by Amanda Seyfried)

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  1. Just watched In Time and both my guy and I were amused that she managed to run (which she did almost the entire time) ONLY in platform stilettos! My kind of criminal :) I too love futuristic costuming and relished over her outfits in literally every scene - thanks for breaking down the ensembles!

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