ENDLESS LOVE MOVIE FASHION: JADE’S VINTAGE STYLE

endless love 2014 movie fashion costume jade red dressThirty three years after they first steamed up movie theater screens in the original Endless Love, doe-eyed teenager Jade Butterfield and her doting beau David have reemerged in the modern day.

Only in this re-telling of Scott Spencer’s novel, she’s a brainy, sheltered rich girl, and he’s a likable boy with with blue-collar ambition and a not-so-clean past. (If you’ve seen the 1981 version, you’ll recall Brooke Shields’ Jade and Martin Hewitt’s David were a bit flip flopped — she was bohemian, he was upper middle class.)

But, if you’re anything like me, you paid little to no attention to any of the nuances of these two romantic dramas and instead zeroed directly in on model-turned-actress Gabriella Wilde‘s amazing hair boho chic style.

Below, in an interview with On Screen Style, Endless Love costume designer Stacey Battat (who most recently outfitted another kind of adaption — one straight out of real life — The Bling Ring) recalls how she took Jade from innocently pretty to romantically sexy.

ON SCREEN STYLE: How did you begin your initial research for the clothes in Endless Love?

jade butterfield gabriella wilde endless love fashionSTACEY BATTAT: I love the photographs of David Hamilton. The light is magical and the beautiful young girls in diaphanous dresses suggest something sexy but also quite innocent. They were the first thing I thought of when I read the script and definitely informed my idea of Jade.

Were there ways in which you used the 1981 version of the film to inspire Jade or any of the other characters? 

I didn’t really think that much about the first one. But the costumes on Brooke Shields in the original were so spectacular! I hope that people are not making comparisons.

How would you describe Jade’s style? Were these in which it evolved/changed as her relationship with David got more serious?

I wanted Jade to wear a lot of vintage clothes. There is something romantic and nostalgic about them that seemed right. As she grew more intimate with David, I feel like she went from being someone who lived in the past to some one experiencing life in the present.

endless love jade gabriella bracelet styleWas there a conscious reason Jade was consistently wearing converse sneakers or flat sandals? Was it because Gabriella is so tall (she looks like she is!) in real life? Or was this meant to express her youth?

Gabriella is tall, but she wore Converse sneakers mostly as a style point. I think its hard to wear beautiful dresses from the 20’s without looking fussy, the converse have a way of making the dresses more accessible.

The one item of jewelry I noticed Jade always wearing was a delicate gold bracelet (you can see it in the image ABOVE RIGHT) that looked like it had a bar on it— what was the significance of that bracelet?

The bracelet was engraved and it had her late brothers initials on it.

Scroll down to find out how you can get Jade Butterfield’s look….

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Jade Endless Love yellow floral print graduation dress

JADE’S YELLOW, FLORAL-PRINT GRADUATION DRESS:
“We made it,” the stylist said of the custom creation. “I was inspired by an old Dior dress but wanted to modernize it a bit.”

GET THE LOOK:
Tip Topiary Shape Dress
Garden Party Tank Dress
Lemony Thicket Dress

jade endless love gabriella red strapless short party dress


JADE’S RED, STRAPLESS GRADUATION PARTY DRESS:
This was a vintage dress from the 1950s, which Stacey found at a thrift store in Atlanta. “I shortened it and ultimately removed the straps at Gabriella’s request,” she told OSS.

GET THE LOOK:

LA Glo Strapless Short Party Dress
Unique Vintage Red Gathered Strapless Sweetheart Dress
Endless Love Jade White Embroidered Drop Waist Dress

JADE’S EMBROIDERED, DROP-WAIST WHITE DRESS:
The circa 20s-30s vintage frock came from The Way We Wore in Los Angeles

GET THE LOOK:

1. Free People Gardenia dress
2. H & M Embroidered Dress
3. ASOS Premium Swing Dress with Embroidery
jade gabriella endless love red floral jumpsuit isabel marant

JADE’S RED, FLORAL JUMPSUIT/PANTSUIT:
 Etoile Isabel Marant Seth Jumpsuit (no longer available)

GET THE LOOK:
Forever 21 Retro Patched Jumpsuit
Urban Renewal Full-Leg Jumpsuit
Maison Scotch Print Woven Jumpsuit

Jade endless love red satin bomber varsity jacket

JADE’S SATIN VARSITY/BOMBER/BASEBALL JACKET:
”This was a vintage jacket I scoured eBay for. I don’t know it’s exact origin, but I believe it’s a Japanese souvenir jacket from the WWII era,” Stacey recalled. “I loved that it was so beaten up, but it took us hours to restore it. It’s a spectacular jacket!”

GET THE LOOK:
1. Member’s Only Washed Varsity Jacket
2. Free People Colorblock Bomber Jacket
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Washed Satin Bomber Jacket

Jade Endless Love Red Print Bathing Suit Cover Up Dress Gabriella

JADE’S RED PRINT SHEER CHIFFON BATHING SUIT COVERUP/ PEASANT DRESS:
Etoile Isabel Marant Red Danzing Printed Dress (no longer available)

GET THE LOOK:
Gabriella Rocha Betti V-Neck Dress
Maurices Printed Peasant Dress
Free People Dreamy Daze Print Dress

Jade Endless Love Stripe Bikini Bathing suit swim suit Gabriella


JADE’S STRIPED BIKINI:
J. Crew Stripe String Top and bottom in Navy (no longer available)

GET THE LOOK:
Express  Stripes Triangle Bikini Swim Top and Stripes String Bikini Bottom
Boohoo Laguna Nautical Stripe Triangle Bikini

Endless Love Jade Brown Cross Body Saddle Bag Purse

JADE’S BROWN CROSSBODY/SADDLE BAG:
J.W. Hulme Co. Belmont Handbag- Medium 

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