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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pamela on

WOW Sally, do you feel better now? LOL. So Pax, Maddox and Zahara would have been better off left in orphanages instaed of being adopted by two people who obviously adore them, who provide them with the best education money can buy, they are healthy and are living the kind of life I wish I could have, but as per you, is detrimental to them. Talk about ignorance. The rest of your post doesn’t warrant a response, because it is all driven by hate. But what else is new? There is a big wide world out there…embrace it. The Jolie-Pitts do, which is why they are tolerant and don’t let the BS dictate what they do.

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I have news for you; there are lots of wealthy people who do very little for others and, no, they don’t “have to for tax purposes”. There are people making as much or more who donate nothing and would never even think of it because they are selfish. (work for a CPA) It’s ridiculous to keep saying AJ announces each donation so she can get PR; reporters find out everything these days and they announce it.

I find it very interesting that people like Sally comment about how thin AJ is and how thin her arms are, yet they make no such comments about actresses like Angie Harmon, who is every bit as thin as AJ. I seriously doubt AJ has an eating disorder; she’s always been thin, and if she did have one, she would have a really hard time getting pregnant because anorexia usually stops ovulation. She doesn’t seem to have that problem.

Seems as if some are just rude and hateful and can’t get past the things that happened when AJ was young. Boy, I hope your own kids turn out perfect and you never have to deal with any issues with them, because karma will really bite. People grow up and change and should be given credit for that. She did some foolish things when she was younger, but she has matured and become very gracious and done a lot to try to show she’s changed, including getting along with her father. Some of you must be really perfect to be able to be so critical.

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I like her movie the Tourist, they are both good and funny. Like the hotel scene and in the ballroom. Ms. Jolie,beauty was wonder every producer want to hire her..I agree when they call her the most beautiful movie star of our time. In her younger days, she look like angel,innocent,attractive,sexy and mysterious..Now..she is elegant,fabolous,modest, gorgeous lady,with refine character. She change a lot..her beauty is endless. She embrace reality, that we all get old and she’s brave to face that day,when it comes. Weight is not a problem i guess,it easy to gain,but hard to lose weight. Once she put back that weight,every one will be insecure..and will hate her more.. Then we can all watch her in another episode of Lara Croft part 3,Catwoman or Cleopatra. She and Brad popularity will last forever,including their kids.

KC on

Can’t comment on AJ’s personal life because all I know about her is what the media presents. But I can say that I LOVED her character in the movie. Kudos to AJ, the director and the costume designer. Great job.

peacemaker on

All stars are not perfect, they have ups and down in their life. Some survive and can change direction,same in all of us. From being negative to positive in life. Any kind of vices,can be eleminated in our system. All we need is determination to change for good. We don’t need rehab for vices alone. For GOD give us knowledge,to use it. She move her life for the better, and that’s make her lovable in her fans,friends,family and co worker at UNHCR..They too see how she was transformed into a good human being. They don’t judge her on what critics or gossip tabs writes,they know her in person,being with her day to day in the field and in person. This is the reason,tabs opinion are not all her real personality. only she read the interviews,she make with known reporters on TV and Magazine. Movies? that’s not the real Angelina Jolie..She just acting..make believe world of show business..but she really can act,don’t care if she look unglamorous,her point is,she do justice to the rule. She is the best actress among the good ones.

keixo on

Wonderful family – Jolie-Pitt … wish them well always! Kudos! to those who think otherwise, if you have nothing good to say, shut-up!

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