Banana Republic to Create Anna Karenina-Inspired CollectionJun 29, 2012 @ 4:30 pm
Banana Republic loves to time travel! After two rounds of retro capsule collections inspired by Mad Men, the mass retailer is launching its first film-themed line, this one inspired by Keira Knightley’s new period piece, Anna Karenina, in theaters this November. (See the trailer here!) Though the adaptation, true to Tolstoy’s novel, takes place in the late 1800s, Banana’s creative director Simon Kneen promises a capsule with more of a ’50s feel, thanks to costume designer Jacqueline Durran’s Dior New Look inspiration for the film. “It was historical but had a twist to it as well,” he told WWD. Think hats and coats with faux fur and “piles” of costume jewelry, ranging in price from $30 to $325. The collection will hit stores in October, one month before the film’s release.
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