Woody Allen’s costume expert on designing for Magic in the Moonlight

If Midnight in Paris was a rose-coloured glimpse of the city’s Jazz Age scene through the eyes of a wistful dreamer, Magic in the Moonlight is a similarly sun-dappled, if less actually magical realist, romp.

Set in the late 1920s Côte d’Azur playground of American socialites, Woody Allen’s romantic comedy sees Colin Firth and Emma Stone matching wits in the drawing rooms and terraced gardens of Belle Epoque and Art Deco villas, as adversaries in a high-stakes confidence game.

Goya Award-winning costume designer Sonia Grande (The Others, Broken Embraces, Talk to Her) is a frequent creative collaborator with auteur directors such as Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Amenabar and of course Allen, on his recent European location films Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, To Rome With Love and now Magic in the Moonlight.

On the phone from her office in Madrid before the film’s release, Grande (who admits she has yet to see the finished

Article source: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/07/31/woody-allens-costume-expert-on-magic-in-the-moonlight/

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