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3. "Gattaca" (1997)
Another of Atwood’s less celebrated exercises in understatement, her costuming of Andrew Niccol’s remarkable minimalist sci-fi is as coolly architectural as Jan Roelf’s Oscar-nominated production design. Glamor survives in this vision of the future, but in severe form: the men’s otherwise sleek suits have a high, constrictive silhouette, while Uma Thurman’s sharp evening dresses seem made more of porcelain than fabric. While leafing through a magazine, I recently saw a top fashion fashion designer cite the film as an influence on his latest collection; perhaps Atwood was onto something with her 21st-century projection.