Francis Lawrence and Jennifer Lawrence Talk Catching Fire Costumes
With the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire just two months away , director Francis Lawrence spoke to Yahoo! about Trish Summerville and her fabulous designs:
Staci Wilson: Are there even more outrageous fantasy costumes in the new movie?
Francis Lawrence: Yeah, there’s a lot. We brought on a fantastic costume designer, Trish Somerville, who I’d worked with before in music videos. She came from a fashion and styling background so we brought her on and she did loads and loads of great stuff. I mean, there’s some really amazing dresses that Effie wears, and Trish even got some Alexander McQueen museum pieces for Katniss to wear in the chariots, and for the interviews, [not to mention] the wedding dress and the Mocking Jay dress. So to answer your question: there’s loads of fun costumes in this!
SW: How much input do you have in something like that, with the costumes?
FL: A lot. But it all sort of starts with me wanting to bring Trish on, so you know, I know the kind of level of taste and sophistication that she brings, and so that’s making a big decision right there. And then in the early conversations with her, talking about certain kinds of things that we both like that we thought that we could use. Someone as talented as she is, I kind of let her run with it and then just make little changes, specifically if it has to do with story.
SW: Or practicality.
FL: Yeah. Well, sometimes practicality. That gets tricky. The wedding dress was pretty impractical. Jen was falling a lot in it.
Jennifer Lawrence chipped in on Katniss wedding/mockingjay dress too:
JL: Yeah, the wedding dress was incredible, it’s stunning and unbelievable. I’m not good with big dresses, and stairs. I didn’t know that until afterwards, I wish I would have known! [laughs]
And while we are on the subject and just because we loved hearing about Trish Summerville’s favourite costumes (previously revealed by Teen.com), we thought we’d bring it up again!:
Trish Summerville: “Probably the two [favorite] pieces are Johanna’s chariot costume and also Katniss’ [at] President Snow’s gala; the Victory Tour party costume. It’s embroidered in the shape of feathers and flames. And then Johanna’s chariot costume is a bodysuit that has three-dimensional printing on it, and a leather corset inspired by — because she’s from the lumber district — so the corset looks like a tree. We literally took pieces of bark off of a tree and headed to a printer to have them scan it and make all of the pieces look like bark.”
Only 62 days to go!
Source: Yahoo! Voices