Take Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, as a sign of two things — that summer is finally here, and that come this Halloween, many a Margot Tenenbaum costume will be retired in favor of one inspired by the impeccably dressed characters in this summer film.
Set on a small island off the New England coast in the summer of 1965, the movie tells the tale of 12-year-old romantics Sam and Suzy (played by newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who run away together, and of the adults who chase them. Moonrise is, unsurprisingly, gorgeous, with that off-kilter storybook quality and dreamy wash of colors that is a trademark of Anderson’s films. Moonrise is also well-attired, with costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone’s deft hand guiding every ensemble, from the yellow piping on the khaki and pea soup colors of Sam’s scout uniform, to the tired-looking cardigans of Suzy’s sad dad, played by Bill Murray.
Since the film is still on limited release and has yet to roll through most of the country’s cineplexes, we’ll refrain from saying more and leave you with these stills of our favorite fashion moments from the film.
Do you plan on seeing Moonrise Kingdom?