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“Sylvie’s Love”: Phoenix Mellow References Chanel, Audrey Hepburn

“The school had to ask my mother not to allow me to wear my clothing choices when I was 5 to pre-school because the other kids were wanting to emulate me, turning up in a slip over a t-shirt with a giant tulle skirt,” laughs the costume designer of Sylvie’s Love, Phoenix Mellow, who created a lush period look pulled from Chanel’s Karl Largerfeld period and inspired by Audrey Hepburn, Diahann Carroll, Sidney Poitier and John Coltrane. The costume designer’s love of vintage is apparent, combing the feel of the ‘50s and ‘60s and using writer/director Eugene Ashe’s family photos to finesse the stars’ wardrobe.