"If the cut of the costume indicated intellect and talent, then the color indicated temper and heart."
|Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz|
in Oz The Great and Powerful.
Costume Designer: Gary Jones
About 20 minutes into the movie, I started to get a little worried. Maybe my expectations were too high, the beautiful graphics, the star-studded cast, the classic story...but the plot seemed to be falling a little flat (for the record, the movie picks up, and it's a hit that I highly recommend). However, this is not a movie review, this is in fact, a costume review. For I know that I can watch the worst of worst movies, but if the costumes are interesting, accurate, or intricate, the overall experience will prove satisfying for me (i.e.: Snow White and The Huntsman, thank you Charlize for wearing real beetle wings). "Oz" get's a 10/10 in costume design from this girl. I couldn't stop staring at Rachel Weisz as she simultaneously manipulated and sparkled; or doe-eyed Mila Kunis, looking wickedly chic. And don't get me started on Michelle Williams, who traded her sultry Marilyn Monroe wardrobe for angelic, glittery, and downright good gowns as she embodies the essence of Glinda.
And let's here it for the boys and James Franco looked positively debonair as he pulled rabbits out of his hats and weaseled his way behind that curtain (but "pay no attention")...
|Charlize Theron in Snow White and The Huntsman|
Costume Designer: Coleen Atwood
|Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina|
Costume Designer: Jacqueline Durran
If you caught any glimpse of the Oscars or the Golden Globes this past January and February, you already know that 2012 was a great year for costumes in movies and television, and you can anticipate seeing more of that in 2013.
|Samantha Barker as Eponine in Les Miserables|
Costume Designer: Paco Delgado
|Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby|
Costume Designer: Catherine Martin
The clothes may not make the man, but perhaps the costume makes the character.
Two words: Ruby Slippers.