Dakota Johnson’s ‘Persuasion’ Costumes Were Inspired by Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, and Audrey Hepburn

Dakota Johnson’s ‘Persuasion’ Costumes Were Inspired by Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, and Audrey Hepburn

At the center of the commotion is Dakota Johnson’s Anne Elliot. The character’s spunky spirit is paired with costumes inspired by Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, and Audrey Hepburn in Netflix’s unconventional new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

Netflix’s Persuasion is having a minute. Released on July 15, the film was panned by critics and eviscerated by Jane Austen fans. Yet it still ranked among Netflix’s Top 10.

As the last of Austen’s novels, Persuasion is often set apart from the rest of the author’s works. Austen’s earlier heroines from her most popular books (Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility) are all young and plucky. But Persuasion‘s Elliot is more reserved and mature.