Hungary for a fresh Wes Anderson film to sink your teeth into? Well, you’re in luck. New from the man obsessed with mixing vintage film, domestic dysfunction and Bill Murray comes the trailer for his new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Set in 1920s Europe, the story charts the relationship between eccentric concierge Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) and his lobby boy/ acolyte Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori). The two, among other things, fight murder accusations through Anderson’s tinted lens of nostalgia.
But it’s not the prospect of an Anderson-y adventure that reminded us why we love his movies… it was glimpses of Saoirse Ronan and Tilda Swinton. This Texan auteur has a knack for portraying ever-charming, ever-stylish ladies, and here are just a few of our favourites.
Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’
The sullen angst, the eyeliner, the chain-smoking… that fur coat. This poetic prodigy is prototypically Wes: enigmatic, eccentric and enthralling.
Cate Blanchett as Jane Winslett-Richardson in ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’
Head-to-toe taupe? Possibly only Blanchett could pull this one off, but in the film's off-beat waters, no one has made olive co-ords look so on-trend.
Natalie Portman in ‘Hotel Chevalier’
In Anderson’s 13-minute Darjeeling Limited prologue, Portman’s character is as stylish as the the Parisian setting with delicate blouses, buttery coats and a rich tapestry of emotion. Oui!
Kara Hayward as Suzy Bishop in ‘Moonrise Kindom’
Three words: peter pan collar. In Hayward’s break-out role, she plays the romantic, rebellious pre-teen with affinity for sheer knee-socks and '60s dresses.
Tilda Swinton in ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
Swinton's cameo in Moonrise Kingdom as a sharply dressed social services office can be summed up in one word: bossy.