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Bel Ami’s Costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux talks about Robert Pattinson and his George Duroy costume   4 comments

 

Odile Dicks-Mireaux explains how the costumes she designed for Georges help to tell the story of his progression throughout the film. “He wears black virtually all the way. Maupassant writes very clearly about starching, and we spend a lot of time and effort on the shirts. This period is a very transitional period between the boiled shirt and the pleated shirt so we’ve done a combination of the two. We’ve engineered this ingenious way of making sure we can always have the stiff cuffs. I’ve gone for very high collars on Robert because he suits them really well and it makes them all stand up correctly.  If you look at the British royal family they seem to wear a slightly broader look. You look at the French drawings and they seem to have a much tighter, narrower look – a bit like Christian Dior suits: that very pinched, nice, narrow, elegant, long lined leg. He had a journey and then right at the end of the journey he sort of dips and goes a little bit more bourgeois and slightly pompous. He thought he might have a moustache at the end.”

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‘Water For Elephants’ Costume Reveals Her Favorite Robert Pattinson Look   2 comments

From Hollywoodcrush:
For some of us it’s the dashing tux, for others it’s the daring leather jacket, but for “Water for Elephants” costume designer Jacqueline West, Robert Pattinson’s best look in the upcoming film is without a doubt the working-man clothes his character dons right after joining the circus. This, of course, shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise for those of you who have been following “WFE” news closely. After all, Jacqueline already admitted to us that she likes her RPattz “dirty and sweaty and dusty” (and really, who can blame her?!).

“I just loved him in the buckle back, 1930s Levi’s with suspenders and the work shirt with boots, the bridges tucked in the boots,” said Jacqueline. Oh, and speaking of the footwear, Rob’s wearing authentic World War I boots in the movie.

Jacqueline said the look was one of her favorites because it revealed Rob’s form (which is apparently a lot “manlier” than it seems in “Twilight”).

“It showed his physique, yet it was so real and he looked so comfortable,” she said.

Of course, the work clothes do more than flatter Rob’s figure (so to speak). Jacqueline said they also give the audience some insight into his character’s journey.

“It was a real transformation from his college look and it shows—there’s a certain sadness that it evokes from being a vet graduating from Cornell and your future…and all of a sudden you’re shoveling manure for a circus,” she said. “It evokes a sadness of the depression and how many lives were altered because of Wall Street. There’s something provocative about this time and yet it’s such a modern look.”

In fact, it’s a look she anticipates will soon hit the runway.

“I think that work wear is going to become a real sign of the times,” she said.

RPattz helping spark fashion trends? We knew it’d happen sooner or later.

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Water for Elephants Costume Designer Jaqueline West talks about Robert Pattinson   2 comments

From MTV Hollywoodcrush

From a dapper black tux to grungy combat boots, Robert Pattinson dons plenty of handsome looks in the upcoming flick, “Water for Elephants.” So, really, who would have guessed that his pièce de résistance on set was none other than 1930s-style underwear!

Yes, that’s right. Period underwear. Rob had to wear them to get in character for “WFE,” and apparently he was a big fan, according to costume designer Jacqueline West.

“He loved that I had period underwear for him,” she told Hollywood Crush recently (no doubt sparking the envy of girls EVERYWHERE). “Yes, and he loved putting that on every morning before he put his costume on, you know, he said that in his trailer, and he said it made him, it transported him to the ’30s. He said he got out of bed feeling like a different person.”

The underpants, along with his other period costumes, helped Rob step into the role of Jacob Jankowski, a vet student who joins the circus during the Great Depression after losing his parents, Jacqueline shared.

“I can see Rob, who is very languid, he’s very modern in his movements and he’s very cool. I could see him sort of kind of become Jacob and become a ’30s young man, who was, you know, gonna work hard to carve an existence in this circus,” she said.

Sorry, we’re still stuck on her description of languid, modern and cool Rob.

Sigh. Okay, now moving on.

Jacqueline also added that Rob, who was “manlier” than she expected (more on that next week!), carried the clothes very well.

“He would wear clothes so beautifully and you would see kind of a transformation, you know. If he put on those World War I combat boots, his work boots, you can see him stand differently. And I could tell, Rob would say, ‘Oh, this really feels right. This feels great.'”

As for whether or not Rob’s undies make a cameo in the film, Jacqueline hasn’t seen the final cut to know, so you’re just gonna have to wait until the movie comes out on April 22 to find out!

Are you excited to watch “Water for Elephants?”