by Julia Rubin
There is but one summer movie we've been obsessing about for well over a year. That movie is, of course, The Bling Ring. Everything about it sounds like the best. From the director (Sofia Coppola...hello!) to the star (Emma Watson doing her best SoCal vocal fry) to the soundtrack (Frank Ocean's "Super Rich Kids" is truly perfect), the ripped-from-the-headlines story about teenagers breaking into celebrities' homes is a hard thing not to obsess over. Another point of obsession? The clothes!
The film is a study in materialism, and like all of Coppola's work, the visual world she's created is a lush dreamscape. Fashion plays a key role in the plot, which is why we thought a chat with costume designer Stacey Battat was more than necessary. Hardly her first time at the Coppola rodeo, she's the girl responsible for Elle Fanning's wardrobe in the ethereal Somewhere. (Fittingly, the two met 15 years ago when Battat was working at Coppola's good friend Marc Jacobs's store.)Read More »from Get the Inside Scoop on the Amazing 'Bling Ring' Wardrobe