Spotted: Black Swan on the Runway

I love findings like this. Whether there was any kind of Black Swan influence is irrelevant when it’s this much fun to spot the similarities. So enjoy it.

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear:




Jean Louis Sabaji Fashion Forward Dubai Season 4 Fall 2015:






It was really hard to capture a good screencap for the Black Swan scene above because Natalie Portman’s character, Nina, is twirling so quickly that my caps turned out all blurry, but this dress reminds me of when the feathers engulf her in the final scene until she becomes the black swan.

If you’re interested in Black Swan, here is the article I published after the film’s release in 2011 about the film’s costume design.


Black Swan (2010), Fox Searchlight Pictures | Costume Design, Amy Westcott, with collaboration with Kate and Laura Mulleavy | Director, Darren Aronofsky.


Runway photos courtesy of (Jean Louis Sabaji) and (Vivienne Westwood).

Black Swan photos courtesy of Clothes on Film and



© 2011 – 2015, Louise Junker.

Author: Louise Junker

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