R.I.P screen legend Tony Curtis
I've got a soft spot for the old films of decades ago. Some Like It Hot is one of those classics. My mother is a true romancer of anything antique, especially film and so she introduced me to them early. When I was little I dreamt of being a fashion designer, and used to draw collections based on each of the classics I watched. Nevertheless back then I also thought that black and white films were so because the entire world was black and white itself, as were all the people and all the clothes. This would bode a problem for the book after book of sketches I made as I was not one for monochrome. I always thought how mad it would be to inject some colour, it would give all the stories in both the films and the costumes a lease of life and so began my love affair with design. Nowadays I still look for those sorts of emblems in my films, my constant reference to Sofia Coppola and Tim Burton for one. Today has made me reflect a little. It is sad Curtis died, though having starred in over 130 movies it is not as if his talent was wasted, but I hope it means that the romance and mystery of those vintage eras hasn't died too. Aesthetic obsession is always about in the catwalks as well as on the streets, with collections paying homage to years gone by and everyday style icons inspired by famous past figures, but it isn't always the same in spirit. Like Tony says in SLIH, the dresses don't always fit the same, but I am always going to champion the effort. Nobody is perfect but everybody is remembered and I love it.