Monday, February 16, 2015

Cinderella (2015)

The costumes in Cinderella were designed by Sandy Powell.
"This is not set in any real time period, so I could go all out with the color," Powell said. While Powell wanted Blanchett's wardrobe to look like "the 19th century channeled through the 1940s," Cinderella was another matter. Powell took inspiration for her gown straight from the 1950 Disney original. [Quote via LA Times.]

Some articles on the costume design:

http://tomandlorenzo.com/2015/11/cinderella-style-part-1/

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-ca-sneaks-live-action-cinderella-costumes-20150111-story.html

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/02/cinderella-wedding-gown-first-look

http://www.vogue.com/4463911/cinderella-movie-2015-sandy-powell-costume-designer/

https://threadbythread.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/a-cinderella-story-part-ii/ 

Excellent photos of the underlayers of the ballgown: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3026011/Yes-Lily-James-SHALL-ball-Swooning-Cinderella-fans-say-s-breathtaking-cinema-gown-fairy-godmother-designer-reveals-wove-magic.html 

Katrine's exhibit photos of many of the costumes: https://www.facebook.com/katrine.hasselquist/media_set?set=a.10155443356860360.1073741839.791180359&type=1

Tracy's exhibit photos: https://www.facebook.com/tracy.fletcher.507/media_set?set=a.10206476862867312.1073741875.1441886362&type=3&__mref=message_bubble 



Cinderella's Ball Gown:



Moira took a whole bunch of great photos of this costume (and the shoes) on exhibit.  You can find them in the Costumer's Guide archive here, reposted with permission.  Original source here.


Here's a discussion about the fabrics used in Cinderella's ballgown:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206072364315101&set=o.176197025777768&type=1

The Vanity Fair article says, "the voluminous skirt was composed of more than a dozen fine layers of fabric that included crepeline silk, printed polyester, and iridescent nylon in different shades of blue and turquoise."

The glass slippers were 1889 shoe Powell saw in the Northampton Museum which was made just for display.  The ones made for the film were made by Swarovski and really no more wearable than the inspiration shoes.  Also they were made from crystal rather than glass so they would sparkle. They were actually digitally put on Lily James's feet in post-production, though 8 pair were made for the production. Read more here

The Swarovski shoe made for the production.

Moira's exhibit photo of one of the shoes.

Cinderella's Wedding Gown:

[Powell] constructed a beige colored, long-sleeve, silk organza gown with a floral print to represent the simplicity of the princess-to-be. A team of seamstresses meticulously cut, sewed, and stitched together the elegant, to-the-floor–length gown for nearly a month. Once it was assembled, the frock was given to the artists who intricately hand painted flowers onto the gown. It took 16 people and 550 hours to complete the dress. [Via Vanity Fair]




Cinderella's Blue/Green Gown: 

Thanks to Jason in Hollywood for these exhibit photos: http://www.costumersguide.com/imagearchive/index.php?/category/530



Cinderella's Pink Dress:


Stepmother and Stepsisters: 



Fairy Godmother:


Moira took a whole bunch of great photos of this costume (and the shoes) on exhibit.  You can find them in the Costumer's Guide archive here, reposted with permission.  Original source here.


Prince:

Thanks to Jason in Hollywood for these exhibit photos: http://www.costumersguide.com/imagearchive/index.php?/category/530




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