Monday, September 3, 2007

Fashion on Film: Cleopatra Jones

Model turned actress Tamara Dobson plays the title role in this insanely campy blaxploitation gem from 1973. Cleopatra Jones is a not-so-incognito government agent who fights the war on drugs in 5-inch platforms and head-to-toe fur ensembles. My favorite moment is when she tears away her maxi skirt to reveal a matching unitard and proceeds to kill, like, 5,000 people. Netflix it now.

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UPDATE: My exceedingly stylish and always in-the-know friend Gabriel informed me that the costumes in this film were designed by Giorgio di Sant'Angelo. Shame on me for such shoddy e-research!

1 comment:

gabriel said...

amazing! i believe we have discussed this before. also, i believe that all the costumes were done by the legendary gorgio sant' angelo, whom i recently learned judged a vogueing ball hosted by pat fields , and co judged by her, him , and andre leon talley ! also amazing. going strong so far-
gabriel