Monday, January 24, 2011

Rodarte for Black Swan

I am saddened to hear that Rodarte will not be eligible for any Best Costume Design awards this season. Sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy, who are Rodarte, created 40 costumes for the film. In The Hollywood Reporter, Merle Ginsberg explains that there is a history of designers working with the film’s costume designer, but not getting the award(s) or credit. For example, Edith Head winning the Oscar for Sabrina - when Givenchy outfitted Audrey Hepburn for the film.
I watched the film recently and loved it - while not big on horrors, I love a good edge of your seat psychological thriller! I like Natalie Portman but I love Mila Kunis so it was great to see her again.The dancing is beautiful but the costumes - ahhh, the black swan tutu is just amazing. It embodies the delicacy of the swan feathers but the strength of the Black Swan's strong, dark character - with a punk-edge!
The character's everyday costumes are also glaringly related to their personalities - Natalie Portman's delicate, meek Nina swathed in soft creams, pale grays and pastel pinks and Mila Kunis'es the sexy, sassy Lily in blacks, dark grays and charcoals. Love Nina's frothy, downy scarf and pale pink coat below. Very ballerina!
Check out the movie here & the trailer below...

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