For Elizabeth Debicki, one of her favourite parts of working on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was collaborating with the costume designers to craft the signature black-and-white look of her character, Victoria Vinciguerra. The style they crafted was striking, polished and graphic.
She says, “Victoria’s clothes represent the best of ‘60s fashion. She’s quite a fan of bling and belts and, because she’s so wealthy, we felt there needn’t be any limit. Plus, being the villain means you can do whatever you please.”
Debicki is no stranger to lavish costumes. Her film debut, only two years ago, was as Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann’s hit adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Debicki’s performance earned a Best Supporting Actress Award from the Australian Film Institute, as well as nominations from The Australian Film Critics Association, Film Critics Circle of Australia and the UK’s Empire Awards.
Since her professional stage debut in 2011, starring in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of The Gift, Debicki has gone from strength to strength, starring alongside Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in the Sydney Theatre production of The Maids, which went on to premiere at The Lincoln Centre Festival in New York City after wide critical praise.
Debicki has also been making a name for herself in Justin Kurzel’s version of Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, and will soon be appearing in the BBC action series The Night Manager, Baltasar Kormákur’s thriller Everest, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Kiera Knightley.