Film costume, The Unconscious Argentinian, from the movie, 'Moulin Rouge', various materials, designed by Baz Luhrmann / Catherine Martin / Angus Strathie, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000
The Unconscious Argentinian, Roxanne Tango Outfit, worn by Jacek Koman, consisting of short jacket, waistcoat, trousers, string vest, two earrings, bronze cross, two leather cuffs and a pair of boots.
Short black wool Spanish matador style jacket. The jacket is waist length with a slight point at the centre back waist. There are 2 pockets at the front. The lapels are long and curved and lined with ribbed silk. The sleeves, lapels and centre front corners are all edged with black braid and buttons in scalloped patterns. Some of the braid is stuck onto panels and then attached to the jacket; the reverse of the jacket also has a large braided motif on the centre back, near the base.
The jacket is lined with black polyester and has no fastenings.
A waistcoat of red laser-cut suede, with a rounded, low-cut front and stand-up collar. The front base hem is rounded and the back reaches a shallow point. Around the whole neckline and covering the front panels the red suede is cut so that the black suede below is revealed, thin strips of pink suede have then been stitched onto the black suede. These patterns are all edged with a line of black stitching. The waistcoat fastens with 3 black frogged toggles. All the edges are finished with black braid. The waistcoat is lined with black polyester.
Black wool high waisted, slightly flared trousers in a Spanish style. The trousers have a false vent from just below the knee, which is edged with matching braid to the jacket. Fly buttons with 5 black plastic buttons and one black hook and eye. There are 2 tabs and a buckle at the back, to bring in the waist. The waistband is lined with black cotton and the top of the trousers are lined with black polyester. There are 6 black plastic buttons for the braces - 2 at centre back and 2 at each side of the front. There are 2 small black plastic buttons inside the centre front to button the trousers onto the shirt to prevent it riding up.
Black cotton string vest, with low cut neckline and very wide armholes.
A pair of small bronze coloured metal plain hoops for pierced ears.
Bronze cross on a short plain looped bronze chain, which fastens with a simple bronze clasp. The cross has a narrow line engraved around the edge of the front side.
A matching pair of black leather cuffs. They are shaped to fit the arm and so are wider at the top. They fasten with lacing down one side, through brass eyelets.
Black leather ankle boots, with a cut-work design applied around the foot and heel in a more highly polished leather than the rest of the boot. There is a black elasticated insert at both ankles and tabs at the top of the boot and the back and front. There is a 1½"/4cm heel.