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
These three dazzling outfits were on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema in L.A. on December 27, 2009.
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
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'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
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
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
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