I think probably there is less fun in the clothes. Gaultier and Westwood are the two that still look like they are playing, they’re having fun, they’re doing something extreme.
– Jennifer Saunders, British Actress.
Jennifer Saunders is reprising her role as Edina Monsoon in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which opened in the US July 22nd, 2016. (In this quote from WWD, Ms. Saunders was responding to the question – Do you think the fashion world has lost its sense of humor?)
Fashion may be short on laughs, but I hear the movie is just as funny as the long running 90s British television show and the costumes are just as fab. Costumer Rebecca Hale made sure to keep Edina looking over trendy (and a bit trashy) in designer duds a few sizes too small. Her buddy Patsy is still donning chic brands such as Lanvin.
The designers who contributed to the film are Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney (she makes a cameo appearance), Alexander McQueen, and Mulberry among others. Lots of color, pattern, accessories and all round fashion fun. Not to mention plenty of laughs.
I’m looking forward to seeing it, sweetie darling!