A look at the clothes in Carol, the new film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
The looks are the work of costume designer Sandy Powell, who’s been nominated for an Academy Award 13 times (at this point doesn’t it get kind of old? ‘Oh goody, another Oscar nod. Great.’)
The clothes play an important role in the film, reflecting the inner lives of the characters. For Blanchett’s Carol, Powell said, her style reflects her obsessive perfectionism — which attracts Rooney Mara’s Therese to her. Alternately, Therese’s own wardrobe development illustrates her character’s journey from a timid shopgirl to confident photographer.