Wednesday, October 27, 2010

High fashion in the latest Harry Potter film(s)

I have been a Harry Potter fan ever since I picked up the first book way back in the 6th grade (13 years!), so, naturally I am very excited for the final films in the series.

I was even more excited to read a recent news post that seemed to indicate a strong influence of fashion in the last films. Although it alludes to a growing controversy within the costume department, it's still great to see how strong an influence the world of fashion is exercising within other media.

So, here's the situation: The next film features a wedding scene with Fleur Delacour (played by the gorgeous Clemence Poesy). The film's costume designer, Jany Temime, designed a wedding dress that was quite similar to a design from Alexander McQueen's Fall 2008 collection. Looking at the pictures, there is no doubt that the dress is a copy, in my opinion at least. The only differences seem to be the length of the dress and the birds' heads on the bodice.

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I sincerely hope that the costume designers gives credit where credit is due. It's a gorgeous dress and I do truly feel that it fits the mood of the films and characters.

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