Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fashion Film: the fascinating costumes in Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway

A film deserves an Oscar Ocar wardrobe ... because I'm sure you will be getting a nomination. Los Miserables stands out not only for his music and his cast, including its apparel, responsibility Paco Delgado, the usual designer Pedro Productions Alez Almodóvar and the Church. Want to see? I assure you it's worth.

Costume of Les Miserables

Costume designer Paco Delgado understood from the beginning that the dress was real clothes, not costumes. He was inspired by painters of the period, as Eugène Delacroix and Francisco de Goya, to design a costume that reflects all classes for 33 years.

There was everything, convicts, prostitutes, nuns, rich, poor, says. It has been an amazing task.

Delgado worked closely with design teams and production of makeup to provide a fascinating look at each of the characters. The designer, known for his work in Biutiful, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and in Bad Education and The Skin I Live In, Pedro Almodovar both, would mix historical accuracy with a touch of surrealism.

In a period film attempts mainly reproduce reality as accurately as possible. But since this is a musical, a surreal situation in itself, we tried to introduce something fancy. It was not easy to walk a fine line between reality and fantasy.

It was necessary to use several clothing companies to create the 2,200 costumes of extras that were ordered from France, Spain, Italy and England. Once delivered, the designer team proceeded to "spoil" the suits to fit with the miserable life of the people.

Hugh Jackman


Costume of Les Miserables

Speaking of changes by passing the main character, played by Hugh Jackman, the designer says:

Jean Valjean begins as a convict almost hopeless, his clothing is crude, has a beard. Upon his release, he begins to dress better, to be accepted socially, and the color palette becomes more sophisticated.

Costume of Les Miserables

And a secret, Jackman himself suggested to Delgado that Valjean acolchara clothes as time goes on to emphasize their social position. Unlike Valjean, Javert military costumes (Russell Crowe) gets darker as time passes. According to Paco Delgado, the two men are two sides of the same coin: Javert kills very dark colors, from light blue-to a very dark blue, almost black.

Anne Hathaway


costumes for Les Miserables

The slightly transparent costumes of "pretty girls" fit with the choreography, but the clothes Fantine, played by Anne Hathaway, also changes with time and goes through a transformation as dramatic as that of Valjean.

Costume of Les Miserables

When we know it takes a simple muslin dress according to their social position. As we lose hope and degraded, their clothes are dirtier. In the end, that Fantine, consumed by tuberculosis, look even thinner, so Paco Delgado dressed her dark shades.

Costume of Les Miserables

Costume of Les Miserables

Amanda Seyfried


Costume of Les Miserables

Cosette, who plays Amanda Seyfried character, the girl wears rags, while Eponine (Samantha Barks) looks like a doll. But as the film progresses, things change.'s A bit like Alice in the mirror, each has crossed in the opposite direction.

Costume of Les Miserables

Les Miserables

However, most observers will notice that the colors of the French flag are often repeated in the costumes: the red jacket standing Enjolras at the barricade, the blue dress factory Fantine, Cosette's white dress in their wedding clothes and dying Valjean. Nothing is a coincidence.

costumes for Les Miserables

Costume of Les Miserables

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