Maybe it’s the Portland rubbing off on me or the recent photo shoot I did for a technology company where they dyed my hair orange or maybe I’ve just always been a super fucking weirdo. Either way, my business partner, friend, and fashion designer Kelsey Van Patten rang me and demanded I watch/re-watch the Fifth Element …Jean Paul Gaultier did the costume designs and it’s phenomenal, “You’re gonna love it.”
Leeloo, nuff said. Chris Tucker, hilarious. Bruce Willis, I’m just neutral on him in every way, I don’t get it and never will but he pulls it off in that broken down of a man taxi driver New Yorker kind of vibe.
The Fifth Element was directed by French director Luc Besson. This film has incredibly progressive themes, from a mixed race cast, black president, combatting all evil with love, and the “fifth element” or supreme perfect being we’re all meant to protect is woman! …wow just wow. The visuals and costume design of the Fifth Element is what’s absolutely flooring. Supposedly Gaultier created 1,000 ostentatious bright, detailed costumes for the film says Dazed Media. He did almost 5,000 sketches to come up with each one, he took inspiration from his previous collections while incorporating non-traditional materials and futuristic vision.
Leeloos bandage dress & her orange hair.
Ruby Rhod’s leopard print everything.
The McDonald’s girls
The Asian Delivery Service on a boat.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, hit your Netlix tonight and brush up on the cult classic.