Moonrise Kingdom

by Heidi on July 17, 2012 · 1 comment

in 1960s

Mr. Jay and I recently went to see the Wes Anderson movie ”Moonrise Kingdom“ (actually, we’ve gone twice so far and we’ll probably go again) and we both loved it and especially the fashions in it.

Lots of people have been saying nice things about the main character, Suzy’s vintage clothes, but I’m a few decades older (pathetic, right?), and actually I was wondering about the telephone operator and (especially!) Mrs. Billingsley’s (I think she’s in only one short scene) outfits.  I’m having trouble even finding photos, let alone patterns, and I don’t want to have to wait until the movie comes out on dvd at which point I’ll be able to pause it and figure it out…
Anyway, is there anyone out there that might be able to help?
~ Heidi in Alaska :)

Here are some photos I found while roaming the internets:Kara Hayward as Suzy Bishop watching for the mailman:

Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy as they set off on their adventure:

Mr. Billingsley (Larry Pine) and the Mrs. (Liz Calahan) – Jay says this would perfectly fit my fashion sensibility for when I clean the house – I have the arctic blonde (I think they call it “grey” in the lower 48) hair so maybe he’s right :)  This photo is from the Vintage Workwear blog in a posting majoring on the Red Wing boots :)

Tilda Swinton as “Social Services”:

…and of course, Mr. Bishop’s (Bill Murray) pants :)

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Emily July 20, 2012 at 9:28 am

Hi Heidi,

I came across this pattern that looks like it could be a Mrs. Billingsley dress.

http://momspatterns.com/inc/sdetail/98132

Mr. Bishop’s pants were a big fad in the 60s. Madras was very popular and dresses and pants were made from a patchwork of different madras plaids. The true madras was great because the colors would fad, with washing, into a nice mellow shades.

Emily

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