Category Archives: Costumes

Sandy Powell’s Costume Designs for the 2015 Cinderella Are Dazzling

“Sandy Powell, who won Oscars for her costumes for The Young Victoria, Mrs. Henderson Presents, and The Aviator, recalls ‘One of the very first things I did in my research [for Cinderella] was investigate setting it in different periods.  The … Continue reading

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New York Times Review 2015 Cinderella Old Fashioned Charm

New York Times – March 9, 2015 In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairytales, where we’ve learned that some of our favorite characters really aren’t what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio’s sumptuous new live-action “Cinderella” may … Continue reading

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New Yorker Says that the Lushness and the Color Distinguish 2015 Cinderella

Text Credit:  Anthony Lane, New Yorker – March 16, 2015 The tone of the new “Cinderella” is set in an early scene, when the heroine’s mother declares, “I believe in everything.” O.K., here it is. For the next hundred minutes or … Continue reading

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Cinderella’s 2015 Ball Gown – A Sandy Powell Sensation

 Sandy Powell Text Credit:  Jonathan Olley LOS ANGELES — • One ball gown took 20 people a total of 500 hours to make. • Cinderella’s slippers were created through movie magic. • Wings ended up being a major sticking point with the Fairy … Continue reading

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Cate Blanchett Is Stunning as the Stepmother (Lady Tremaine) in Cinderella 2015

“We all know the story of ‘Cinderella.’  We all know the story of Hamlet.  But we go and see Hamlet over and over because the best production makes us think maybe this time he will kill Claudius.  Because it’s truly … Continue reading

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Costumes Designed for the 2015 Cinderella

Costume designed for Lady Tremain – the Stepmother Cate Blanchett “What do you get when you mix fairy tale fashion with the styles of the 1940’s and 1950’s?With costume designer Sandy Powell at the helm, the result is a unique … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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