The New York Times reviews ‘Captain Fantastic’↓
If Ken Kesey and Alessandro Michele of Gucci had a passel of kids, their offspring might look something like the high-spirited ménage of “Captain Fantastic,” about a family living off the grid in the densely wooded Pacific Northwest.
In the movie, Ben, the patriarch (Viggo Mortensen), and his rambunctiously inventive brood, dress in a giddy pastiche of homespun togs and hand-me-downs: country plaids, fringed ponchos, thrift-shop sweaters and patchwork vests — a visual hybrid, in short, of Kesey’s Merry Pranksters (minus the drugs) and the recent Gucci runway.
The look is largely the handiwork of Courtney Hoffman, the movie’s 31-year-old costume designer. But any connection to a backwoods Gucci is purely coincidental, Ms. Hoffman said. Read the full review here and more fantastic costumes can be found here.
“This story is so colorful, these kids are so colorful, with such an exploratory, questioning, philosophical spirit. I thought, ‘Why would you ever want to mute that?’ ”