W.E., Madonna’s directorial debut about the life of Wallis Simpson, got quite a bit of hype in anticipation of its release–and not just because the pop star was directing (ok, that was most of it). But the beautiful period costumes, overseen by Madonna’s longtime stylist and collaborator Arianne Phillips, got their fare share of buzz, too. Even critics couldn’t deny the film’s aesthetic beauty–even if they panned the film overall.
W.E. is set to debut on Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow, May 1, and we’ve been treated to an exclusive behind the scenes video in which Madonna and Phillips reveal more details about the film’s costume design process. Click through to watch and learn more about Wallis Simpson (portrayed by Andrea Riseborough)’s affinity for Dior and Schiaparelli and to get a closer look at the gorgeous dresses recreated by Vionnet exclusively for the film. (Unrelated: how amazing does Madonna’s skin look? How does she do it?) Enjoy!