Good day my readers! After seeing the box office hit, and broadway legend Les Miserables this past weekend, I decided to assemble an outfit one would wear in the early 1800’s, essentially inspired by the movie itself. Paco Delgado stunned the world as his costume designs graced the silver screen, capturing the very essence of french culture and the revolution. Common styles included tattered and ripped pieces accompanied by fitted vests or coats. The film/novel/musical focuses on the poverty of the 19th century following the lives of many characters and their struggles.
I was shocked at how unchallenging it was to style my outfit. When my photographer friend and I get together often we have a hard time finding the right pieces to convey our inspiration/concept. I ultimately put to use my tiger of sweden trousers, paired with a plain white shirt and royal blue vest that was collecting dust in my closet. It still wasn’t enough so I decided to rip a burgundy sweater (that no longer fit me) and rap the piece around my neck as an ascot/scarf if you will. Leather boots, and backpack topped off the ensemble and took it to the level we craved. Viola! A Marius counterpart..