X-Men: First Class was set in the early '60s, X-Men: Days of Future Past was set in 1973, and now it looks like X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in 1983. History has played a pretty significant role in each film — First Class culminated in a mutant version of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and 1973 played with themes of the Vietnam War (with a sly nod to the Watergate scandal), and 1983 is sure to offer a rich backdrop as well. Heck, they could even feature Michael Jackson's first moonwalk!
But history, schmistory. After seeing the go-go boots of the early '60s, and the grungy haircuts (ahem, James McAvoy) of the early '70s, I'm mostly excited for the fashion, and the franchise's fashion figure of choice, Jennifer Lawrence/Raven/Mystique. Unfortunately, even with her slowed-down aging, she might just be a little on the old side to do Molly Ringwald-style granny chic, which is a grand shame if you ask me. Vanity Fair predicts she'll go Madonna, which could be fun — and Desperately Seeking Susan instead of Pretty in Pink seems like a pretty fair fashion trade when it comes down to it.
Whichever direction they decide to go, I think we can all be sure that J. Law will rock it. After all, she's done just about every era ever, from past to future. Let's take a peek at some of her best looks:
The 1930s In Serena
We're still waiting on this Depression Era flick to hit theaters, but judging from what we've seen so far, the clothes are going to be fabulous. I mean, J. Law accessorized with silk, fur, and finger waves (and Bradley Cooper).
The 1960s In X-Men: First Class
In X-Men: First Class, Raven's youthful neck scarves, mini-dresses and go-go boots had me wanting a whole new mod wardrobe. Plus, they were the perfect counterpoint to Charles' fusty, professorial tweeds — not that I'm complaining about James McAvoy in a suit.
The 1970s In American Hustle
Possibly one of her most iconic looks ever, and for good reason: Her fashion, beauty, and undone updos were some of the highest points in the movie, IMHO.
Okay, so I definitely could have gone without the peasant-sleeved floral crop top (that thing was an abomination), but I haven't been able to get this floppy felt hat out of my head since the film came out. And if that look's not for you, there was also her seduction outfit from X-Men: Days Of Future Past, a retro-glam outfit that wouldn't have looked out of place on Rosalyn Rosenfeld.
The Present In Silver Linings Playbook
Lawrence had some of the cutest coats in Silver Linings Playbook — this belted trench was pure fabulousness, and her floor-dusting wool coat from the dance competition was, if possible, even better.
The Future In The Hunger Games
Katniss' famous wedding dress didn't quite live up to Catching Fire reader's imaginations, but this District 12 hunting outfit was something else entirely. I loved it so much, I found a pattern for her sleeve-cowl thingamabob on Ravelry, and unsuccessfully tried to get my mom to knit it for me. Her victory tour looks were also great — subtle yet fabulous in their futuristic-ness.
Basically, J Law can wear just about everything...ironically, with the possible exception of Dior.