Cinema Style: La Voyage Dans La Lune

Monday, May 9, 2016

La Voyage dans la Lune is certainly the oldest film I'd ever reviewed on NFD, and when one thinks fashion, one doesn't immediately seize upon the image of flickering, grainy silent films. But La Voyage dans la Lune is pure style- a dreamworld that invites you to enter. From the stylized face of the Man on the Moon to to the women-as-shooting stars to the pomp of a celebratory parade, it lends an out-of-this-world air to Art Nouveau. 

Women in sailor suits help load the rocket before its inaugural voyage. Surprisingly, their fashion choices would not look out of place today, with stripes and leg-baring shorts, despite the fact the film is over a hundred years old! The fact remains though, this outfit is lifted almost exactly from the film. It jus goes to show that timeless pieces are worth investing in! 

Clutch, blazer, shirt (similar) , pants, shoes, headpiece (similar)
If you don't want such a literal transplantation of silver screen to real life, why not take the glamour of Art Nouveau and the whimsy of inter-space travel to a more modern look? Here, both the shoes and this top's glittering gold is reminiscent of the gold the women-as-stars wore in the film. Adding a white blazer over the top gives a sense of edginess while at the same time making the look feel more pulled together.  Sleek, skinny pants add to the modern vibe. A metal headpiece harkens back to the turn of the last century while simultaneously feeling very modern, and the playful clutch gives a tongue-in-cheek nod to La Voyage dans la Lune! 


  1. This is such a brilliant little film. My husband and I were both amazed how advanced it was for being so old.


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  2. Great dreamy film. These are such great choices - especially the glittery flats and that headband. :-) So true about timeless pieces, as well.

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  3. Hooray for timeless outfits! I haven't seen this film, but if it's old I'm assuming it's something I can easily google and find online... something to do tonight :)

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