Making a lasting impression
There’s the gold lame dress she topped with a fur coat, the turquoise wrap dress she accessorised with a Gucci python purse and Wilkinson’s favourite: a silver sequined gown with a plunging neckline.
“It was something I designed for the film especially for her,” he said. “We knew we had to make a big impact with this costume in the film, and with this very dramatic line and this fabric I found that had just the right amount of stretch and sheerness to it to really hug all the right spots, I think it was a pretty memorable moment.”
Wilkinson, whose credits also include Tron: Legacy and both parts of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, said he was impressed by the costumes in fellow Oscar contender The Grandmaster.
“It’s set in China, in the north and south in the 1930s and 1940s, and the designer does such an incredible job of capturing all the different worlds. The beauty of all the fabrics is incredible, and it’s a real lesson in fabric and movement because it’s a martial arts movie, so everything flows and has such a dramatic edge to it,” he said. “I’m so glad a film of such merit rose to the top.”
Also included in the exhibit: the supersuit from Man Of Steel, another Wilkinson design; a dress embellished with embroidery and appliques worn by Lawrence in the most recent Hunger Games movie; and a pair of poufy gowns from last year’s costume design Oscar winner, Anna Karenina. – AP
Oscar-nominated costumes for TheGreatGatsby, by Catherine Martin are also on display at the 22nd annual art of Motion Picture Costume design exhibit, in Los angeles.
TheInvisibleWoman is among the five contenders for this year’s best Costume design at the Oscars.