film fashion: man in the high castle
okay it's not a film, but v and I have been watching this Amazon series.
set in 1962 it's an alternative version of history in which natzi germany and japan had won World War Two. America fell and is now split into the japanese pacific states (west coast) and the greater natzi reich (east coast and mdwest) with a neutral zone in the middle (rockies). the main character juliana crain is a san francisco woman about my age who lives with her Jewish boyfriend until she joins the rebellion.
watching this show I've come to a few conclusions:
- swastikas are unnerving in any context
- but if the Germans were in charge our public transit system would be awesome
- old fashion film reels look like a huge pain to operate
i've also been fascinated with juliana's style, which is sort of a slightly depressed version of betty draper. i was particularly taken by the dress she wears in the first half of the pilot
a simple green number with a knee length swishy skirt,
three quarter length sleeves,
and a slight boat neck.