Mira Nair Colors
The vibrant greens and oranges (and chinoiserie theme) of this 19th century Chamberlains' Worcester "Bengal Tiger" cup and saucer embody English Regency style, as well as the look of Mira Nair's film, Vanity Fair. "Bengal Tiger" available through Walker McIntyre Antiques.
Images © Mira Nair, Vanity Fair: Bringing Thackeray's Timeless Novel to the Screen, Newmarket Press, 2004 .
Sumptuous was the word used in promotions for director Mira Nair's 2004 film, Vanity Fair. I think the description is spot-on. Brilliant Chinese-reds, rich peacock-blues, and India's vibrant greens and oranges permeate the movie. Nair took her cues from the period: Regency England, an era when Britain's aesthetic was inspired by its global colonial outposts, and the Prince of Wales, George IV, built his exotic pleasure palace at Brighton.
Just because of its luscious colors, Vanity Fair is a great film to watch for ideas -- related to parties or decorating -- late summer through the holidays.
Above, this English ottoman upholstered in Peter Dunham's large-scale Indian-inspired print would look at home in Vanity Fair. Available through Coup D'Etat.