Featuring a well-rounded balance of laughs, thought-provoking moments, and tear-jerkers, Crazy Rich Asians is an incredibly vibrant and glamourous film with an all Asian cast. Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) is a New York Economic professor who follows her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) to Singapore to his best friend’s wedding. Upon arrival identities are revealed, disapproving parents released, and jealous socialites appear. Throughout the drama and exaggerated comedic fun, valuable lessons about money and love are learnt.
Costume designer, Mary Vogt shaped the looks of the characters; working to create a stylish high-society tableau fit for the crazy-rich Singapore set. Luxury and glamour was a strong theme throughout the film’s wardrobe, with each item fitting to individual characters. Silky, flowing and classy pieces were given to Nick’s cousin Astrid Leong to shape her character’s status as an icon of chic fashion in Singapore. Rachel’s comedic best friend was clothed in a unique, colourful and unconventional wardrobe befitting to her personality and wealth in a newly rich family. Male characters were adorned in masculine yet expensive-looking suits and tuxedos and females dressed brightly in a mix of short and long flowing gowns, emanating luxury. Rachel’s garments presented the contrast between affluence and the middle class as her wardrobe ranged from professional in New York, to stunning and courageous dresses as she presented herself elegantly and more confidently to fit in with the wealth of Nick’s Singaporean friends and family.