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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Deborah on

Angelina looked so beautiful in the tourist. She just gets better with age. It was a wonderful movie.

Not a fan on

Angelina looks old.

Lois on

Jolie is a joke! Her father was unfaithful to her mother and she followed in his footsteps. After every movie, she states that she is going to stop doing movies…only to speed up on acting or directing. Please quit publishing things about this couple who try to show their superiority. Sickening!

It's true on

BEAUTIFULLLL clothes!!! Wasted on a human decepticon. She’s an ice pick, not admirable, and definetly not worth all of the imortalizing comments.

P.S. Her and Brad are aging HORRIBLY. That’s what you get when you live a life contrary to how it’s meant to be, then try to pass evil for good and good for evil. Get married!! They cheapen the family unit.

happycamper on

OMG – u people are pathetic. Judging Angie and Brad in this day and age for their lifestyle, birth, adoption of kids. I for one applaud them for giving kids a chance at a great life, and for starting a Holliwood “cool thing” about adopting kids from countries that are completely decimated, compared to the USA and Canada BRAVO Angie & Brad you completely deserve applause for your undying love & support to those less fortunate

Marky on

I am so amazed at how judgmental so many of you posters are about someone else’s life. Angelina Jolie has changed so much in the last 15 years; she has grown and matured, she has mended fences with her father, she never says harsh things about other people, and she does take good care of her children, whether you think she should adopt or not. How someone adds to their family is their business, not yours. Just like a lot of other people, she had some growing-up to do, and she did it. Jennifer Anniston didn’t even invite her mother to her wedding because she was mad at her, but who ever mentions that? I’m tired of the worn-out “homewrecker” theme. It’s old and, for the most part, not even true.

As for the movie, it’s great, AJ looks gorgeous, Johnny Depp is good as usual, and I may even buy it!

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Carmen Alexandra on

She’s beautiful but would look soooo much better and younger with a couple more pounds on her. Why can’t these hollywood types realize that the thinner you are the older and more tired you look!

sally on

A.J. is on a ego trip…started years ago…she is mentally unstable – she has done some wacky wacky things. So thin she must have an eating disorder – she looks like a skeleton – her arms and legs have no muscle or definition. And the poor children are just “drapery” for her. She uses them to get media coverage when she needs it to promote her movies. otherwise they are being raised by nannies and staff. The children she adopted could have benefitted more if she had just donated tons of money to their upbringing and left them out of her crazy life. These little children do not have a stable life, no home – no roots, they travel around from country, to hotel, to another country…always cared for by nannies. She donates money to charity – so what – what major star doesn’t…they have to for tax purposes. Most celebrities DO NOT issue p.r. statements announcing their latest donation. its all about self promotion.

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