Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Emmy-nominated Audrey Hepburn-inspired Big Little Lies costumes on display...

HBO's recent limited series adaptation of Liane Moriarty's 2014 Big Little Lies novel not only kept viewers in suspense for seven episodes this year, but also garnered much critical acclaim receiving sixteen Emmy nominations, including a nod for Outstanding Contemporary Costumes.

Emmy-nominated Big Little Lies costumes
Big Little Lies Audrey Hepburn costumes
Big Little Lies Audrey Hepburn costumes
Big Little Lies Audrey Hepburn costumes
Big Little Lies Audrey Hepburn costumes
This trio of iconic Audrey Hepburn-inspired costumes were designed by FIDM alumna Alix Friedberg, nominated alongside Assistant Costume Designer Rosa Garcia and Costume Supervisor Patricia McLaughlin.

They were photographed on display at the 11th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) Museum on August 23, 2017.

Big Little Lies series premiere billboard
Big Little Lies billboard
The limited series by David E. Kelley followed the seemingly perfect lives of mothers with first graders living in a Monterey town in California, although they all had their share of hidden, dark secrets which would ultimately lead to murder.

Costume worn by Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
in Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies Holly Golightly costume
Madeline Big little Lies Holly Golightly costume
At the end of the season the women and their spouses all attend an 'Audrey and Elvis'-themed trivia night fundraiser at their school, with the women's looks inspired by the iconic movie costumes of Audrey Hepburn.

Reese Witherspoon's 'Madeline' wears a sleeping outfit inspired by 'Holly Golightly' in 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's, comprised of an oversized Celine white shirt with added black tuxedo buttons and Etsy sleep mask.

Costume worn by Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright
in Big Little Lies
Nicole Kidman Big Little Lies Celeste black dress
Celeste Big Little Lies Audrey Hepburn dress back
Celeste Big Little Lies Holly Golightly black dress
Nicole Kidman Big Little Lies Celeste dress
Nicole Kidman's emotionally and physically abused 'Celeste Wright' wears this gorgeous black dress homage to Holly GoLightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

This iconic look was created with a custom-made dress from atelier Anna Maier, black gloves by Cornelia James in England and pearls from Brooks Brothers.

Costume worn by Laura Dern as Renata Klein
in Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies Renata My Fair Lady costume
Laura Dern Big Little Lies Renata My Fair Lady costume
Renata Big Little Lies My Fair Lady costume
Renata Big Little Lies My Fair Lady costume
Meanwhile Laura Dern's scheming 'Renata' wore an ensemble inspired by 'Eliza Doolittle's' ascot dress in 1964's My Fair Lady movie.

The lace custom-made wedding dress by Anna Maier was adorned with pleated organza cuffs and black and white ribbons and bows, plus topped with a custom-made hat by Louise Green.

These famous Aubrey Hepburn film looks are certainly costume inspiration with Halloween fast approaching, don't you think?

Stay tuned for more great costumes from the world of television in the days to come.

Big Little Lies Emmy nominee billboard
Big Little Lies Emmy nominee billboard
Buy the book that inspired the limited series: Big Little Lies

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