the spring lookbook pt. 4/5
When "Moulin Rouge" came out, the film was a huge deal. Nicole Kidman landed herself on the cover of Vogue (back in the era when fashion magazines still featured models as cover girls), dressed in a red Oscar de la Renta dress. Baz Luhrmann was able to recover from that cheesy, advice "song" he made that touted the benefits of sunscreen. Ewan McGregor was introduced to American audiences and also established the fact that he was more than just a pretty face - he was a pretty face who could sing, too. I first saw it in the theater with my then best friend (who hated it) and a gay couple I bonded with at the end of the film.
Watching it again, years later, I see that there are so many elements of the film that were so ridiculous but overlooked in my young mind. The "Like A Virgin" scene is really insane. The single black man in the film is named Chocolat. Nicole Kidman's face is a bit too red during the "Elephant Love Medley," and Ewan's star power severely trumps anything Nicole brings to the table. But one thing remained the same - Kylie's role in the film is pivotal, and I want to be the green fairy for Halloween.