Plenty of movies have intriguing tie-in merchandise produced to coincide with their release. When it comes to merchandise produced with actual material from the film in question, though, the list gets a lot smaller. That’s one of several reasons why Métier’s Indiana Jones collection — a selection of objects made in collaboration with acclaimed costume designer Joanna Johnston — stands out. There’s also the whole “exquisitely made leather goods” factor to consider, of course.
Writing at The Hollywood Reporter, Brande Victorian has more details on the unlikely collaboration. The process began when Johnston sought out Métier founder Melissa Morris to create one of the bags that Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character uses in the film — one that incorporated secret pockets and material from various global destinations.,
The collaboration between Morris and Johnston expanded from there, eventually involving Métier using what the article describes as “two large boxes of materials” that were used to create different characters’ costumes for the film. Those were used in assorted ways; for instance, the Indiana Jones Vagabond Duffle Marrakech Suede – Collector’s Edition, features fabric from costumes work by both Waller-Bridge and Harrison Ford in the film. Its price? $5,650.00.
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Not everything in the collection is quite as expensive; the most modestly-priced item for sale is a luggage tag with a familiar silhouette, which can be had for $195.00. The combination of cinematic history and unique craft has a definite appeal — and while it’s not globetrotting archaeology, it might well be the next best thing.
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