Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Original movie costumes from The Danish Girl on display...

Not content with winning an Oscar for his transformative performance as 'Stephen Hawking' in The Theory of Everything, or landing the leading role of 'Newt Scamander' in J.K. Rowling's new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fantasy film franchise, in Eddie Redmayne's latest movie he stars as Danish transgender pioneer 'Lili Elbe'.

The Danish Girl movie costume exhibit
The Danish Girl movie costumes
Amber Heard The Danish Girl movie costume
Eddie Redmayne Alicia Vikander Danish Girl movie costumes
This trio of costumes from The Danish Girl, which is set in the early 1920s, was photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema to help promote the film on November 17, 2015.

The Danish Girl movie poster
The Danish Girl movie poster
This biographical drama was directed by Tom Hooper and based on the 2000 novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, with Costume Design by Paco Delgado. You can see more of his Oscar-nominated Les Misérables movie costumes on this blog, including Eddie Redmayne's 'Marius' costume.

Costumes worn by Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe
in The Danish Girl 
The Danish Girl movie costumes
Lili Elbe costume The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl Lili Elbe costume detail
The Danish Girl Lili Elbe costume
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl Lili Elbe costume
Danish Girl Lili and Gerda movie costumes
Inspired by true events, the film is set in early 1920s Copenhagen where 'Einar Wegener' (Eddie Redmayne) is asked by his artist wife, 'Gerda Wegener' (Alicia Vikander), to stand in for a female model. The popularity of the painting leads Gerda to paint further pictures of her husband as a woman and over time he develops an affinity for his female appearance and starts living as a woman named 'Lili Elbe'.

Costume worn by Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener
in The Danish Girl
Alicia Vikander Danish Girl Gerda Wegener costume
Gerda Wegener The Danish Girl movie costume
Gerda Wegener Danish Girl costume detail
Danish Girl Gerda Wegener costume
Danish Girl Gerda Wegener costume
Danish Girl Gerda Wegener film costume
Lili becomes the first recipient of male to female sex reassignment surgery, supported by his wife, although their marriage becomes strained by the realisation that Lili is no longer the person she married, complicated further when a childhood friend appears and a complex love triangle is formed.

Costume worn by Amber Heard as Oola Paulson
in The Danish Girl
Amber Heard Danish Girl Oola Paulson movie costume
Danish Girl Oola Paulson film costume
Danish Girl Oola Paulson costume detail
Oola Paulson The Danish Girl costume
Oola Paulson Danish Girl costume detail
The Danish Girl oola movie costume
The Danish Girl Oola Paulson costume shoes
Amber Heard Danish Girl oola Paulson costume
Amber Heard The Danish Girl film costume
In the movie Amber Heard plays their vibrant ballet dancer friend named 'Oola Paulson' and wears this golden outfit.

If you like this film fashion, then you may also like these movie costumes from The Great Gatsby from New York's Roaring Twenties.

Meanwhile if you're a fan of the actor, you can also check out these film costumes and props from The Theory of Everything.

It's great to see more diversity in the films and stories that Hollywoodland is producing, and this movie adaptation is certainly very timely with progress, visibility and equality issues for the transgender community never having been so prominent in the public arena. I for one can't wait to see Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl.

The Danish Girl movie poster
The Danish Girl movie poster
Buy the book: The Danish Girl: A Novel (Movie Tie-In)

2 comments:

  1. Can I just give some credit to the unsung hero's of the costume industry, the makers who realise the Costume Designers ideas - these beautiful costumes were all made at Cosprop (London)

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  2. Always love to give credit to people who make these amazing costumes - thanks for sharing!!

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