I had the honour last year of working on my first film with famous costume designer Joanna Johnston. Joanna has worked for the past 30 years on a huge variety of films from 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' , 'Saving Private Ryan', 'The Man from UNCLE', 'Warhorse' to name a few from her impressive CV. We worked together at Paramount's new location in Syon Lane, West London which was a huge eye-opener for me- it's another world. It was all very top secret and I had to piece together clues of the film that would unravel to become 'Allied', based on a true story. Joanna's attention to detail was incredible. I worked in awe of the amount of vintage samples of dresses, uniforms, gorgeous handbags. The watercolours of Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard were presented to the film studios in LA and used post production as promotional material.
If you haven't yet seen the film, you're in for a real treat- it's very stylish and has a very authentic feeling of that time. Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt are fantastic and the film keeps you guessing all along whether the woman he's married to, is who she claims to be!