ANATOMY OF A DRESS
A dream is a wish your heart makes... and if you always wanted a live-action Cinderella starring Downton Abbey’s Lily James and
Game of Thrones dreamboat Richard Madden, well, you wished upon the right star. The film bursts with old-school Disney magic and updated stunning visual effects. Best of all, it stars Helena Bonham Carter (who we always assumed was our fairy godmother anyway). Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell, who brought her megawatt talent to the wardrobe, describes the overall look as “1940s does 19th century.” And while Cate Blanchett wears some stunners as the evil stepmother, there’s just one dress you need to see: the ball gown Cinderella wears to meet the prince. “It was so intimidating!” says Powell. “I wanted the fabric to waft and drift because this dress gets a lot of movement.” The finishing touch was the butterfly motif: “Because Cinderella is at one with nature, butterflies land on her dress and become part of the transformation.”
Cinderella is in theatres March 13.