Sometimes, I really think I must live under a rock! How I did I not know about the movie W.E. until just the other day? I stumbled across these beautiful Vanity Fair pictures that promoted the 2011 movie and I didn’t waste much time afterwards to see the movie itself.

Vanity Fair editorial shoot for the film W.E. by Tom Monro

The story of Wallis and Edward (W.E.) is told through a modern American women, Wally Winthrop (Australian actress Abbie Cornish). Wally is obsessed with the greatest love story of the 20th century and the movie shifts (a little confusingly at the start) between her life and that of Wallis as she discovers the truth of their romance.

The movie is written and directed by Madonna and while I loved her back in her material world, I have to admit to not being a huge fan of her more recent work. However, this movie was an exception. The accuracy of points in the film weren’t really an issue for me. I found it to be a fascinating artistic interpretation and it really was quite beautiful to watch. I mean… when you’re portraying one of the most fabulously dressed women in history well… let’s just say it’s easy to see why costume designer, Arianne Phillips was nominated for an Oscar!

Vanity Fair editorial shoot for the film W.E. by Tom Monro

Vanity Fair editorial shoot for the film W.E. by Tom Monro

Have you seen W.E. or have you been living under a rock like me? ;) If you have seen it, what did you think?

Images from Swing Fashionista