2015 Exhibit of Cinderella Costumes and Accessories at Berlin Film Festival


In the ballroom scene you can see several of the amazing costumes Sandy Powell designed, including the step-sisters, Lady Tremaine, the Prince, and of course, Ella. Fun fact: Ella’s dress was made of more than 270 yards of fabric and more than 10,000 Swarovski crystals.


Screen shot of the gown – Not in the exhibit

“The Berlin Film Festival is …  excited because the festival is hosting the European premiere of the live-action Cinderella! In honor of the premiere, there’s a beautiful exhibit that takes you behind-the-scenes of the production of Cinderella, and shows just how this classic fairy tale was reimagined for the big screen. The exhibit is also where the nine designer Cinderella-inspired shoes are being displayed for the first time! Here’s a look at the amazing details:


Mary Blair’s iconic concept art can been on display, as well as the animated film’s original poster.

 Not in Exhibit

Concept Drawing for Mary Blair’s book – Not in Exhibit

Mary Blair Concept Art – Not in Exhibit


Lady Tremaine’s Green and Black Gown


Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine [Stepmother] – Not in Exhibit



In the kitchen, you can see Ella’s blue dress that she wears at the beginning of the film.


We all know the best carriages are made of pumpkins, and the best pumpkin carriages are made by fairy godmothers. Here, you can see Ella’s mother’s pink dress that she wears, and the Fairy Godmother’s costumes pre and post transformation.


How do we get a ride in this carriage?


Screen shot of the carriage – Not in the exhibit


Here are the nine designer “glass slippers” again and the foot of Cinderella’s ball gown.


And of course, no Cinderella exhibit would be complete without the real glass slipper, created by Swarovski for the film.



About jackikellum

Jacki Kellum is a Fine Artist, a Designer, and also a writer. For one of her graduate programs, she wrote her thesis on William Blake. Like Blake, much of Kellum's work is about childhood and lost innocence. Also like Blake, Kellum strives to both write and illustrate her work. .
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