The Matrix Revisited: Jade EwenPosted: June 1, 2010
Remember when the Matrix was cool? Before the sequels? All I remember of the second one is Laurence Fishbourne leading a religious mosh pit and I haven’t actually seen the third. But the first film was live action Hollywood anime niftiness. Like this:
Look at that skirt! I think she is wearing the matrix.
To be entirely candid, my favourite Matrix fashions are the ones they wear when they are outside the matrix. I adore post-apocalyptic fashions. I’ve a thing for clothes that look old, and not just vintage — when I was a sophomore in high school I spent a lot of days dressing “like Eponine” (this involved a lot of grey and layers and of course a wool fisherman’s hat) — and post the apocalypse they are clothes that look old FROM THE FUTURE.
But I like the shiny stuff, too.
Here Jade is able to make Gabrielle Cimli’s outfit more exciting. By itself it’s ill-fitting and a little cheap nightie material looking (with admittedly fierce shoes), but with Jade beside her it gains a Star Trek vibe.
And if the skirt was inches shorter she’d be right at home on Cleopatra 2525. Fashion-wise, that’s a compliment.