Catching Fire Costume Designer Talks Katniss’ Wedding Dress
With all the costume reveals this week via the Capitol Portraits, The Hollywood Reporter got a chance to talk with Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville, who revealed that the dress in the Capitol Portrait of Katniss is, indeed, her wedding dress.
“Katniss’ white gown is by a designer named Tex Saverio in Jakarta. He is amazing! I found his designs quite some time ago and saved his information for a perfectly fitting project, then came Catching Fire – perfect!” she said….
“We did several Skype calls with sketches to work together in designing the wedding dress. I had seen a dress he designed with a similar metal bodice, and I wanted to incorporate it into our wedding-dress design,” Summerville adds.
She also pointed out the bodice, a Swarovski-crystal-clad “organza corset under a metal cage.” The metal pieces rising up are meant to signify fire and flames, while layers of laser-cut feathers at the waist and shoulder tie in the film’s “Mockingjay” concept.
The skirt also has numerous layers of organza and chiffon ruffles giving it grandness but still making it seem airy and fluid for movement. As Summerville explains, “This is very important for the twirling/ spinning Katniss does onstage, per Caesar Flickerman’s request.”
Summerville confirms that Effie Trinket’s red ruffled poster dress and matching shoes are indeed from the house of Alexander McQueen, as THR had reported. But she also reveals that Peeta’s suit is by a Korean designer that she is “obsessed with” called Juunj. “He is unbelievably talented,” she writes. “And Peeta’s boots are by Rick Owens.
I must admit, I am SHOCKED that they would reveal Katniss’ wedding dress eight months before the movie. I’m also disappointed that, while the dress is pretty breathtaking, it looks absolutely nothing like the dress described in the book.
What are your thoughts on this being Katniss’ wedding dress? And does this also mean that the other Victors are wearing their interview outfits in the portraits as well?