In recent years fairytale stories have been receiving the big screen treatment with a modern twist or two, everything from Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Snow White & the Huntsman to Jack the Giant Slayer. Even Disney has taken familiar characters and given them a fresh perspective with the likes of Maleficent re-imagining the story of Sleeping Beauty. This year the trend seems to be taking classic animated Disney feature films and translating them onto the big screen, with the first being the rags-to-riches tale of Cinderella, the difference being this story hasn't been given a darker edge, but is an unabashedly romantic and fairytale romp.
You can also see Sandy Powell's design work in these Oscar-nominated costumes from The Tempest, these costumes from Hugo and this gown from Gangs of New York.
If you like these original costumes, be sure to check out another take on these fairytale characters, with these Cinderella and Prince Charming movie costumes from Into the Woods by Colleen Atwood.
Now I'm not sure if this Swarovski glass slipper of Cinderella's is an actual prop from the movie (the signage implies it is), or whether it's a promotional replica, but it still makes for a sparking exhibit and replicates the teaser trailer for the movie on its rotating turnstile.
I'm hoping that there'll be more delights from Disney's new live-action Cinderella movie on display at the El Capitan Theatre when it opens in March, so stay tuned for future posts.