I finally saw Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (thank you, Melissa). The best part? The costumes. No question.
My favourites were the ones that looked like the designers envisioned the future with a forties influence through the eyes of the eighties.
No wonder Charles Knode and Michael Kaplan won the BAFTA award for best costume design in 1983.
The looks were edgy and elegant. The perfect combination.
One of my greatest pleasures is discovering what the future looked like in a particular era. I once picked up “The Reader’s Digest Book of Facts” from 1983 at a book sale. It was a single-volume book of everything, presumably designed in case a nuclear holocaust resulted in collective amnesia. Anyway, in the automotive section, the “what cars will look like in the future” picture was a concept drawing of a Ford Probe that wouldn’t see production for another six years.
Some predictions can be so off the mark, while others are eerily accurate. In either case, context changes everything.
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