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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Carrie on

Absolutely a beautiful woman >>> read her book “Notes From My Travels” and one can see her inner beauty. An amazing woman who shows us all a person can be transformed if we choose to.

Frankie on

WOW I watched the movie last night. It was awesome. Angelina Jolie was so beautiful & stunning. She’s the most gorgeous actress I’ve seen. I’ve watched all her movies but The Tourist was the best as far as beauty is concern.

Mili on

People Mag: I am fed up about this HOMEWRECKER and the JERK!

mimi on

nothing classy about the HOMEWRECKER

mimi on

omg mili…i posted almost the same thing. great minds think alike. and yeah, i am tired of people mag kissing this c*nt’s ass

Teri on

This woman is something – one time she is wearing blood around her neck from her 1st husband. Now she is living with a man and has 3 illegitimate children. What kind of role model is she to any of us. She is so busy making movies when does she have “quality time” to be a mom. I refuse to go see any movies. She is has no morals and doesn’t care about anyone but herself or to make herself look good.

Lacy on

Simply elegant and beautiful

Cris on

And by the way, I don’t need no actress to be my role model. I feel sorry for those that look at celebs and want them to be their role models. Thgey are humans, with all the good and bad that we all have. Grow up and get a life.

Cris on

Beautiful actress and very talented. For you haters, her 3 children are not illegitimate, they are ADOPTED! And who cares about the legal status of her children!? You people don’t have a heart and don’t know the meaning of LOVE. They look happy! And you haters can’ t understand that if he, Brad, was happy with his previous wife, he would have stayed with her. To tell you the truth the ex-wife seems to be soooo boring!

blah on

Camilla, you need to move on, girl. Try to focus on the wonderful person she is today.

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