Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Colleen Atwood designed costumes from the musical movie Nine...

Director Rob Marshall's movie Nine based on the seven time Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical stars a whole host of Hollywood's finest female stars including Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotilard, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench and Fergie. It also features beautiful costumes for the actresses and cast to wear.

Actual costumes from Nine on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks
Actual Nine movie costumesAuthentic Colleen Atwood designed Nine movie outfits
These three dazzling outfits were on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema in L.A. on December 27, 2009.

Nine movie poster
Nine movie poster
In the movie Daniel Day-Lewis plays a famous Italian film director, 'Guido Contini', who is facing a midlife crisis in both his personal and professional life.

He struggles to find the inspiration and creativity to create his latest movie through his relationships with the women in his life, his wife, Luisa (Marion Cotillard), his mistress, Carla (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse, Claudia (Nicole Kidman), his mother (Sophia Loren), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), a prostitute from his youth, Saraghina (Fergie) and an American fashion journalist from Vogue, Stephanie (Kate Hudson).

Two of the costumes from the exhibit were worn by Kate Hudson's character in the movie.

Kate Hudson's black sequined dress from Nine
Nine Kate Hudson black dress film costumeKate Hudson's Nine movie black dressKate Hudson Nine movie costume
The sequined black dress on display was worn by Kate Hudson in the 'Overture Delle Donne', which is the female ensemble at the beginning of the movie, and also features prominently in one of the film posters for Nine (along with a pair of thigh-high back boots that complete the outfit).

Nine film poster
Nine Fergie, Penelope and Kate poster
Nine's costumes are designed by Colleen Atwood, who was also responsible for the wardrobe design in Public Enemies and director Rob Marshall's cinematic version of Chicago.

The other fabulous dress that Kate Hudson wore was this shimmering outfit for the film's ensemble finale, which she also wore with white thigh-high boots.

Actual movie costume worn by Kate Hudson in Nine
Kate Hudson's Nine white movie costume
Nine movie costume Kate Hudson's white dress
Nine finale film costume for Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson Nine finale ensemble silver dress
Kate Hudson's finale movie costume in Nine

Nine movie poster
Nine movie poster
The third outfit on display in the middle of the costume exhibit is a Folies Bergere inspired piece.

Original Folies Bergere dancer costume for the movie Nine
Nine Folies Bergere inspired movie outfit
Nine Folies Bergere movie costume
Nine feathered Folies Bergere movie costume
Nine Folies Bergere film outfit
In the movie you see Dame Judi Dench, who plays costume designer, 'Lili la Fleur', working on a similar sequined and feathered number on a mannequin. Then multiple dancers can be seen wearing similar beautifully detailed costumes during the 'Folies Bergere' song performed by Judi Dench.

Colleen Atwood designed costume from Nine
Nine Folies Bergere dancer movie outfit
Actual Nine movie costume
Folies Bergere Nine film costume
Colleen Atwood Nine movie costume
Dazzling Nine movie costume
Beautiful Nine movie costume
Buy the movie in the USA: Nine [Blu-ray]
Buy the original movie soundtrack in the USA: Nine

Monday, December 28, 2009

Avatar movie props and costume accessories...

Even though James Cameron's futuristic sci-fi blockbuster utilizes the latest in CGI special effects, the movie still features many detailed props and intricate costume accessories.

This selection of original items from the film were on display at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on December 28, 2009.

Original props from Avatar on display at the Cinerama Dome
Actual Avatar movie props
Sam Worthington plays 'Jake Sully' a paraplegic Marine veteran who travels to the moon of Pandora to remotely operate a genetically engineered 'Avatar' hybrid of human and the indigenous Na'vi species.

Jake Sully's wheelchair prop as featured in Avatar
Avatar movie prop Jake's wheelchair
The alien blue-skinned Na'vi are tall tribal forest dwellers who live in harmony with their environment and wear little aside from colourful feathered and beaded clothing.

Costume accessories worn by Jake Sully's hybrid 'Avatar'
Jake Sully Avatar movie props
Above are the head dress, arm band, chocker and neckless worn by Jake as a member of the Omaticaya clan.

Actual boots and socks worn by Jake Sully's 'Avatar'
Avatar film props Jake's boots
These massive boots and socks worn by Jake's 'Avatar' when he leaves the human base at the start of the movie help to illustrate how tall and proportionately bigger than humans the aliens are.

Jake Sully's Na'vi bow from Avatar
Avatar movie prop Jake Sully's bow
The native tribes use bows, arrows and knives to take on the guns, flame-throwers and missiles of the invading humans.

Avatar movie poster
Avatar movie poster

Avatar costume accessories worn by Na'vi alien 'Neytiri'
Neytiri's wristband Avatar movie props
Avatar Na'vi movie props
Above are costume accessories including arm and wrist bands, a feather necklace and even a herb pouch worn by the Pandora native 'Neytiri', played in the movie by Zoe Saldana.

Na'vi alien costume accessories featured in Avatar
Avatar Na'vi tribe movie feather costume accessories
In addition to the indigenous Na'vi accessories the exhibit also featured a selection of human military helmets, weapons and other props to help create the futuristic world of Avatar.

Actual props from James Cameron's Avatar
Avatar movie weapon propsOriginal Avatar movie props
Authentic Avatar movie props
Original Avatar film props

Avatar film poster
Avatar film poster
Visit Jason in Hollywood for a movie review of Avatar.


Go behind-the-scenes with the accompanying official book of the movie in the USA: The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure

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