Crockett & Jones X ALLIED
After some careful shoe making, Crockett & Jones have produced a selection of styles for ‘ALLIED’, featuring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. We note ‘careful’ as 1940’s styling ushered the use of Ivory Calf, Beige Burnished Calf and White Nubuck, not the easiest of materials to keep clean in a 19th century shoe factory. With Ivory being a recognised colour-way of the time, we held our nerve and the shoes looked great!
ALLIED Film Synopsis
“ALLIED” is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
23rd November 2016
Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard
Joanna Johnston – Costume Designer
“Crockett & Jones have again surpassed my expectation when styling my latest endeavour. Another leading role, Mr Brad Pitt takes to the screens in his latest movie ‘ALLIED’. (In cinemas from the middle of next week). Working with the staff at Crockett & Jones on our requirements is always met with positive and optimistic responses. The shoes for ‘ALLIED’ had to serve a very specific brief which enabled me to push Crockett & Jones a little harder! Working with a shoe manufacturer who have stayed the test of time and have made shoes during these eras, makes them rarely falter. White Nubuck and Ivory Calf Oxfords were not a problem. The shoes were magnificent and have such a good look, many of the filming male crew had their eyes on them!”
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