January 20, 2009
to sir, with love
I watched this film recently, it was so sweet. Lulu's title track is adorable, and the moral of the story was very endearing.
Of course, I loved the fashion too -
James Clavell's 1967 film To Sir, with Love stars Sidney Poitier as a charming teacher with a classroom full of East End louts at London Docks Nth Quay Secondary School. Though the student body undermines their education with, "foul language, crude behavior and sluttish manner," we see a stylish future for these angst-ridden wastrels with their heavy eyeliner, matte lips, and denim-clad rebelliousness. "Miss Wong" in her pinstripe button-down shirt, Mod skirt, patent mary-janes, doe-eyes, floppy bangs and loose ponytail, gets an "A" for attitude. "Seales," in her corduroy cap, plaid shirt and tie, stovepipe denim, cockney slang, and leather lace ups is an Alex Wang muse 40 years ahead of her time. Finally, the lovely "Miss Pamela Dare" with her amusing name, tousled mane, mini-skirts, love of rock lads and partying puts any modern Peaches Geldof-types to shame. - Refinery29.com