Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Joannewatkinson

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Joannewatkinson

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I WATCHED a film this week that provided some much needed elegance and old-school glamour in a sea of hoodies, denim jackets and sports-influenced fashion - Murder on the Orient Express, the A-lister crammed telling of Hercule Poirot solving a crime aboard an impossibly lavish sleeper train hurtling through Europe in the 1930s.

An ageless Michelle Pfeiffer and the stunning Daisy Ridley join Penelope Cruz and Dame Judi Dench (among others) to form the cast of strangers, among them Russian aristocracy and diplomats, their period costumes were so polished and tailored I was in awe.

The luxurious mode of transport demanded its occupants dress to impress and the Art Deco styling of the interior made the perfect backdrop for the costumes. Michelle plays a character with a big personality and her wardrobe reflects that - her mulberry-coloured column gown for dinner in the first class carriage was a standout - while playing royalty, Dame Judi was afforded the luxury of dripping in jewels and fur. …

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