The Midcentury 'Don't Fear Darling' Costumes Thread the Needle Between the Male and Feminine Gazes

In “Do not Fear Darling,” midcentury life within the idyllic neighborhood of Victory seems to be good — emphasis on the phrase “seems to be.” 

With the work of post-war society photographer Slim Aarons serving as inspiration, director Olivia Wilde (pulling double-duty by additionally taking part in Bunny) and her workforce leaned into the desert-paradise visible and really feel of Palm Springs: sprawling midcentury structure with covetable swimming pools, swaying palm bushes and endless cocktail hours. The husbands placed on their fits and drive off to work on the mysterious Victory Undertaking, which ambiguously entails “growing progressive supplies.” Their stunning wives fortunately ship them off with a ready lunch earlier than cleansing the home, solely to welcome them residence on the finish of the day with a beverage, three-course meal after which some. All of the whereas, the Victory wives are constantly and fully made-up and dressed.

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