A Look At The Costumes of ‘Cinderella’

Here is a look at the costumes of the upcoming live action version of Cinderella and an interview about the making of the costumes from the LA Times!

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In Disney’s new version of the animated classic “Cinderella,” the glass slipper is in fact a crystal shoe, the princess-to-be does not wear rags, and the evil stepmother? She’s stunning and glamorous.

Costume designer Sandy Powell turned the wicked character played by Cate Blanchett into a striking figure whose tailored pantsuits and sleek cocktail gowns recall the eviscerating elegance of Joan Crawford and Marlene Dietrich.

“They wanted to give the stepmother a bit of a history, to give her a reason for being the way she was,” Powell said. “She was hurt, bitter, but there was no reason she should be ugly. She was beautiful but kind of intimidating.”

Working on “Cinderella” gave Powell, 54, a creative freedom she’s rarely afforded. Drawing on her 20-plus years of experience of working on films as stylistically far-flung as “Velvet Goldmine” and “Interview With a Vampire,” she mixes eras and looks in director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action fairy tale, dressing the mean stepsisters in a 1950s-meets-Betsey-Johnson look while the mice-turned-footmen wear outfits that could be on display in Versailles.

“This is not set in any real time period, so I could go all out with the color,” Powell said. “It’s a film for kids, adults too, but really it’s a fairy story. I thought of it as a picture book, how it’s graphic and bright, you can tell who everybody is from the color they’re wearing. I could go out there and do the boldest versions of things I’d done before.”

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