“Never smile at a crocodile…Unless you’re wearing Giles’s blood-curdling red silk dress.”
Photographed by Tim Walker
Roald Dahl created some of the best-loved children’s stories of the 20th century, such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Matilda” and “James and the Giant Peach”. Having that in mind, Vogue UK enlisted Tim Burton (who of course directed one adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and produced another for James and the Giant Peach), actors Helena Bonham Carter, Imelda Staunton and Jamie Bell, and musician Lightspeed Champion amongst others, to help bring to life, Dahl’s powerful vision through fashion.
The editorial takes its name from Dahl’ successful short story collection.
ModCloth, I do love the names of your items. This one wins me heart!
“Before your study group starts, you lean against the railing of the grand library staircase and admire the brisk afternoon. Clad in your bright teal-blue coat by Tulle Clothing, you feel as cozy and classic as the book-lined rooms just through the library doors. … Alongside your pleated shift, knee-high socks, patterned ballet flats, and stack of textbooks, this jacket looks just as smart as you are!”
I’ve definitely never bought anything from ModCloth based on name alone, of course not.