Read About the Vintage Costumes in Sylvie’s Love on Amazon


Sylvie’s Love costume designer Phoenix Mellow has what she calls a “bible of resources” when it comes to sourcing vintage — and that’s a very good thing, because the period film is set in the 1950s and early 1960s. Mellow, who’s also behind Black Panther and worked on Stranger Things and Mad Men, describes herself as obsessed with vintage clothing and shopping, calling up vendors from all over the country for projects. She worked closely with Tessa Thompson on Amazon Prime’s Sylvie’s Love, which tells an old-fashioned love story of a young woman (Sylvie, played by Thompson) who meets saxophone player Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) in New York. Thompson, who also stars in Creed and Thor: Ragnarok, has an incredible style history of her own, boldly pushing boundaries with her red carpet fashion.

Mellow called dressing Thompson a “collaboration.” “She has her own sense of style and very…

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