Angelina Jolie's 'Tourist' Style Secrets

12/10/2010 at 06:00 PM ET

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Angelina Jolie might be one of modern cinema’s most iconic vixens, but when creating her look for the new movie The Tourist, her costume designer looked to classic film noir glamour. “My inspiration for [Jolie’s character] Elise’s costumes were the Hitchcock movies: minimal elegance,” Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, who worked on the thriller, tells PEOPLE. In one scene, Jolie’s character dashes off to a ball in Venice, Italy, wearing a glamorous, flowing black gown topped off with a diamond-studded choker (below). “The black gown was designed to evoke the grand life, and to frame Angelina Jolie’s beauty,” Atwood explains. “The necklace was created by Robert Procop from an antique tiara, and [the diamonds were] definitely real!” Another eye-catching number from the film, an ivory sheath accented with a camel shawl and gloves (above), had a royal lineage as well. “That look was inspired by a dress designed by Irene [Lentz], who is a legendary costume designer,” Atwood says. “I took the basic idea and added some flair to contemporize it. The original had a jacket, but I really wanted something a little more luxurious, so I created the cashmere wrap. I’ve always loved a glove, and was filming in the land of fine gloves, so I used a fine suede glove to finish the look.” –Sara Hammel


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pao on

most beautiful ever seen in this film….a must see movie

mindy on

The movie was silly, looked as though she was striking poses throughout the movie..

Lisa on

Absolutely stunning…the epitome of style and grace. And for those living in the past, get over it!

karen on

My gosh, she is so beautiful.

mari on

– Camillia you can so tell what you trying to do, you can stand that everyone is calling her beautiful… you know we cant always live in the past.. it’s the the present now and it is what she has done today that counts.

myheartsadancer on

Some people don’t get it why Angelina was dressed, walked slowly, and poised so ever elegantly in this movie. She was directed to act normal like the ladies of Europe with great wealth and means. Who else would easily portray that than Angelina Jolie, plus we get the benefit of seeing someone with great natural and well sculpted beauty? Johnny Depp and Venice are a bonus! I love Jolie’s accent in this movie, and I love the humour in this Jolie-Depp movie.

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Hmmm on

The first pic is ok, but the second one just looks posed and goofy. Its just not natural for her. She looks better in Mr. and Mrs. Smith attire.

MR on

Something is a little off, it looks like she’s trying waaaaaaaay too hard, and this type of look is difficult for her to pull off.

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