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A Style-Guide To The Late-60s World Of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’


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Last week the first trailer dropped for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and we’ve watched it daily ever since. After a trilogy of epic revenge movies — the last of which took place during a freezing winter in Wyoming — Tarantino’s latest looks to be a lot more light-hearted (besides that whole Charlie Manson/ Sharon Tate thing). It follows the adventures of actor Rick Dalton and his longtime stuntman Cliff Booth in the hippie-haven that was Los Angeles in the late 1960s.

Like everything Tarantino makes, the film is sure to feature surprising moments of levity, dialogue that invites its stars to act their hearts out, and, eventually, buckets of blood. But it’s the costume design that’s really caught our eye and filled us with some springtime fashion inspiration as temperatures heat up and we ready a new wardrobe of looks. Tarantino has always worked with great costume designers, it’s why Uma Thurman’s Mia Wallace remains a popular Halloween costume since the release of Pulp Fiction 25 years ago. Though his newest movie takes place in ’69, it’s coming out in what just might turn out to be the second Summer of Love — with a look and mood that’s primed to shape culture the same way that Mad Men did a decade ago.

Here’s your spring style-guide to the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood trailer.

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