Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway's Les Misérables movie costumes on display...

On previous visits to Universal Studios Hollywood I've spied Oscar-nominated costumes from Les Misérables worn by Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Anne Hathaway, this time it was the turn of The Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, plus another 'Fantine' outfit from the big-screen musical smash on display.

Original Fantine and Jean Valjean costumes from Les Misérables
Original Fantine Jean Valjean Les Miserables movie costumes
Les Miserables movie costumes
Fantine Jean Valjean Les Miserables film costumes
Les Miserables film costumes
Tom Hooper's epic 2012 adaptation of Les Misérables starts with a spectacular scene of prisoners in 1815 France hauling a ship into dock amidst crashing waves. One of those convicts is 'Jean Valjean', played by Hugh Jackman (who is no stranger to treading the boards of a stage musical), whose crime was stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving family.

Les Misérables movie poster
Hugh Jackman Les Miserables movie poster
The actor wears this raggedy prison outfit, he is prisoner 24601, when he is released from captivity by prison guard 'Javert' after serving his nineteen year sentence.
Prison garments worn by Hugh Jackman 
as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables
Les Misérables Jean Valjean prisoner 24601 costume
Hugh Jackman Les Miserables Jean Valjean prison costume
Les Miserables Jean Valjean prison costume
These costumes earned Paco Delgado an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design, but he missed out to Jacqueline Durran for her Anna Karenina costume designs.

When released from his imprisonment, Jean Valjean reinvents himself as a factory owner and town mayor and gets to wear much fancier clothes.

Fantine fight scene costume worn by Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables
Anne Hathaway Fantine Les Miserables costume
Fantine fight scene Les Miserables costume
When Anne Hathaway's 'Fantine' is discovered to have an illegitimate daughter she is fired from Valjean's factory by the foreman and forced to sell her hair and teeth, and eventually become a prostitute to support her child.

This is the costume she wears when she fights with an abusive customer and is arrested by Javert (now a police inspector). Saved by Valjean, she is hospitalised, and he vows to a dying Fantine to take responsibility for her daughter 'Cosette' upon her death

If you like these spectacular costumes photographed at the NBC Universal Experience exhibit on July 30, 2013, be sure to also check out Fantine's I Dreamed a Dream film costume, plus these original Cosette and Marius costumes from Les Misérables too.

Les Misérables movie poster
Anne Hathaway Les Misérables movie poster
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: Les Misérables: From Stage to Screen

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