Fritz Lang’s stunning 1927 classic stands the test of time because its themes are just as pertinent to life today as they were nearly 100 years ago.  At its core, Metropolis is a critique and exploration of the schism between social classes — a schism widened by industrialization and technology — deploying a lush aesthetic far beyond its time. Gesturing toward the tenets of minimalism and the architecture of the Bauhaus, Fritz Lang perfectly articulates the inhumanity of unchecked capitalism while positioning technology as a new kind of god figure within its structure. And so the costuming (for the lead female role) is unabashedly risque and fascinating in its twofoldness — walking the line between old world and new, material and spiritual, metallics and flesh.