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Hunger Games fashion comes to life. Interview with Judianna Makovksy

Hunger Games fashion comes to life. Interview with Judianna Makovksy

OHMYGOSSIP — We all know that The Hunger Games is a very visually appealing film fashion-wise.  Effie and all the Capitol citizens and their bright array of zany, over the top vestments are featured prominently.  Lucky for us the LA Times had the opportunity to interview Judianna Makovsky, the costume designer for the film, to give us some insight into just what inspired the Hunger Games looks, Chicago Tribune mediates.

How the Capitol style was perfected:

For inspiration for the Capitol costumes, Judianna Makovsky looked at Italian Fascist architecture and the work of 1930s and ’40s fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli for her “sense of elegance and amusement.”
Filmgoers get their first taste of the Capitol when Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), the ambassador to the Hunger Games, arrives for the Reaping dressed in a bum-hugging fuchsia dress and a pink wig with a vintage 1930s flower hat stuck on. Her gold booties are from Alexander McQueen, whose work comes to mind when looking at the Capitol dwellers.
Effie is one part Marie Antoinette and one part Isabella Blow, and she can barely walk in her shoes — which was intentional. “She is a fashion victim,” Makovsky says.
And on the ‘girl on fire’ dress:
For the “girl on fire” dress Katniss wears when she’s interviewed on TV on the eve of the games, Makovsky was inspired by Orry-Kelly’s transformative gowns in the 1962 film “Gypsy,” starring Natalie Wood as an awkward tomboy who transforms into legendary burlesque stage performer Gypsy Rose Lee.
“I wanted the dress to be red, but not so covered in stones that it would look like something out of’Dancing With the Stars,’” Makovsky says. The silk taffeta and organza dress has vertical pleats, so that it moves when Katniss twirls, and flame-like crystal embroidery. The dress is not really “engulfed” in flames, as the book describes, but the skirt does ignite (with the help of CG).

Tens, if not hundreds of fashion bloggers have now become curious and seem to be simultaneously claiming that “The Hunger Games” costume designer Judianna Makovsky seems to have been inspired also by Ohmygossip Couture, Buzznet mediates. Some even assert that part of her creation has directly been influenced by Ohmygossip Couture photoshoots.
Hunger Games “Capitol Couture” Inspired By Ohmygossip Couture?

Clothing and style play a hudge role in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, “The Hunger Games.” Costume designer Judianna Makovsky, who previously worked on the “Harry Potter” films, had a difficult task of bringing to life the elaborate garments of the rich Capitol residents & accurately portraying the largely impoverished coal mining region of District 12.

Now there are plenty of rumours that Hunger Games costume designer Judianna Makovsky – creator of “Capitol Couture” – got inspiration from “Ohmygossip Couture’s” designer Helena-Reet Ennet? What do you think? Must admit the similarity is remarkable…
/Buzznet by Steven Ketsonvan/


Anyway, the final result is just perfect!

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