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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Green on

Wow,she’s really beautiful.

Jackie on

Beautiful at a distance and the covered arms with gloves and drapes help keep her skeletal frame covered. She is a very good actresss but she is worrying me with her lack of weight. Tooooo thin.

Kitty on

@mimi Nice language.

Patricia on

I LOVE the style in the old movies. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Tippi Hendren and others looked so graceful and that’s a style that is not seen a lot any more. Angelina carries this style like a pro. Like what happened with “Annie Hall”, I hope this is the start of something good.

Ken on

im absolutely in love with her and her family!!! god bless the jolie-pitts.

ladyinred on

Angelina Jolie is no Grace Kelly.

Beth on

Husband and I saw the movie last night. Loved it. It was everything I expected. Angelina is my favorite actress anyway and she is the most beautiful woman in the world and this movie just shows more of her true beauty. Who cares if she had alot of make-up on. She is gorgeous without it. I hated Johnny’s hair in this movie and he didn’t look like the gorgeous man I’ve seen before. As far as the movie, it was full of action and had you asking yourself some questions. I think it is theatre worthy. Go see it. :)

Sandy on

No, AJ is no Grace Kelly; she is prettier. Grace was not any less a girl to have fun with the men; she just was a bit more discreet and some of the current magazines didn’t exist so it wasn’t all over the headlines, but she had many affairs with her leading men, not of whom were single at the time. People just didn’t talk about like they do now. It was like Kate Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Everyone knew; they just didn’t talk about it until he was dead, and she nearly was. Not publicly. They kept their mouths shut and let them be and let his wife and kids live a life that wasn’t constant torment. People now have no class; they think it’s being “honest”, but it’s just constant cruelty and bullying to call people names and be hateful. Who are you to judge? Are you really so perfect?

Beth on

Just read all of the posts after I made my post about the movie. This is a site to talk about the movie – not badmouth AJ. I like the woman she has become and she has a huge heart – beautiful inside and out.

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