Fennell also lent some of her own clothing to the film, including an Alexander McQueen jacket she bought on eBay for £150 that Rosamund Pike’s character, Elspeth, wears. (“Rosamund wore it, and then it ruined the jacket for me because she looked so amazing,” she jokes.) When it came to the rest of the designer goods, Canale worked directly with several fashion houses—including Chanel, Valentino, Dior, Chloé, Christopher Kane, Agent Provocateur, and Jenny Packham—to costume Saltburn’s eccentric residents and visitors.
As is the nature of vintage, some costumes had a rich history. For Venetia, the troubled youngest Catton (played by Alison Oliver), Canale looked to contemporary references like Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, and Kate Moss, while still maintaining an edge and a wayward sense of self. “We had pieces that Amy Winehouse wore for Venetia,” Canale says.
The costume designer pulled from similar pop-culture references for the Oxford girls. “Kate Moss did a Topshop collection around that period, so Annabelle and some of the girls from the university we wanted to have those Kate Topshop dresses,” Canale says. For Pike, though, Canale sought to reflect Elspeth’s past as a free-spirited model and how that played into her elite social standing. “I wanted her to have these fashions, but I also wanted her to be bohemian, relaxed, so it wasn’t this stuffy English upper-class [style].”