Step Into Wes Anderson’s World

Step Into
Wes Anderson’s World

The filmmaker has designed a luxury Belmond train carriage.

Wes Anderson in a Belmond train carriage

When it comes to instantly recognizable cinematic universes, no one does it quite like director Wes Anderson. And now you can enter his world.

The quirky filmmaker, known for his distinctively hued vintage whimsy, has entered into a chef's-kiss-perfect design partnership with luxury travel company Belmond. Which means you can now travel in an Anderson-designed train carriage aboard the world-famous Belmond British Pullman train (operating out of London's Victoria Station).

He, of course, maintained the 1950s-built Cygnus carriage's swan theme and art deco details, with silver leaf on the car's ceiling that creates a water-like reflection. Passengers sit in roomy wing chairs that are upholstered in an emerald green patterned fabric and encased in sturdy wood frames.

The train's first voyage departed this week, just ahead of the theatrical release of Anderson's latest film, The French Dispatch. Tickets begin at £400 (about $544.30) per person in the open dining car.

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