Let’s take a moment: Tilda Swinton in ‘Wittgenstein’

In the 1993 movie by Derek Jarman, Tilda (we’ll skip the Swinton, so that we can all feel more, let’s say, amigos) plays the low-key legendary style icon and patron Lady Ottoline Morrell, and she wears lots and lots of feathers because Sandy Powell, the Oscar winning costume designer who collaborated with Jarman on a few of his most poignant movies, decidedly knows what she is doing.

Tilda as Lady Ottoline Morrell as La Nijinska by Man Ray (phew quite the metaphysical mouthful) in Derek Jarman's Wittgenstein - 1993
Tilda as Lady Ottoline Morrell as La Nijinska by Man Ray (phew quite the metaphysical mouthful) in Derek Jarman’s Wittgenstein – 1993
Tilda Swinton as Lady Ottoline Morrell in red - 1993
Tilda Swinton as Lady Ottoline Morrell in red – 1993

The movie revolves around a fictionalised adaptation of the life and musings of Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, but it is nonetheless sprinkled with conversationalist pieces between Bertrand Russell and Tilda wearing marabou feathers in all of the rainbow’s colours.  We rectify, Tilda as in Tilda playing Lady Ottoline Morrell. We don’t know if Tilda ever engaged in conversationalist pieces with Bertrand Russell herself, but if the news would break out that she did we would not be a bit surprised: Tilda is just like that.

So channel your inner Tilda or your inner Lady Ottoline Morrel or your inner Sandy Powell and face the day with any of these demure outfits! We can assure you that with such get-ups you will never risk to lip-synch for your life. Just never.

Tilda Swinton as Lady Ottoline Morrell in yellow - 1993
Tilda Swinton as Lady Ottoline Morrell in yellow – 1993
Tilda Swinton as Lady Ottoline Morrell in pink - 1993
Tilda Swinton as Lady Ottoline Morrell in pink – 1993
Tilda Swinton as Lady Ottoline Morrell in green - 1993
Tilda Swinton as Lady Ottoline Morrell in green – 1993

By Matteo Sarti

thelujonmagazine

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