16 December 2013 by

5 Secrets Behind That Glam ‘Girls’ Poster – ‘The Antithesis Of The Cinderella Story’

With the transmission date for ‘Girls’ Season Three fast approaching we’re feasting on the scraps of information about the show. Which includes a ridiculous amount of time staring at the new poster HBO unveiled a couple of weeks ago. Shirley Kurata the stylist behind the photograph (which was taken by Autumn de Wilde) spoke to Fashionista about the meaning behind the poster. Here’s what she’s revealed...

1) They’ve Gone 'Vintage Glam' Not 'Glam-Glam'

“The vintage dresses seemed more like something the characters would wear, especially as they are financially struggling twenty somethings,” Shirley said.


2) They’re Not Your Typical Princesses

“The cast embrace who messy and imperfect can be as they struggle to make sense of their lives and relationships. It was decided from the beginning that they would be in gowns, but it wasn’t so much to show the glamour of their lives but the struggles and angst of their ‘happily whatever after’ existence. I call it the antithesis of the Cinderella story.”

3) Uh-oh, Marnie’s Clothes Were Inspired By A Famous Fictional Nutball

“Allison wore yellow and they were actually two dresses: one wispy 30s chiffon dress that evoked an air of Blanche Dubois and over that she wore a ‘50s tulle gown’.” Does that mean Marnie’s going to go full on ‘Blue Jasmine’ post-Charlie? Oh no

4) Those Were Jessa’s Own Doc Martens

“Costume designer Jennifer Rogien was very gracious to let me incorporate some of the characters’ actual wardrobes such as Jessa’s boots.” Of course she does!

5) But Erm, It Doesn’t Actually Mean Anything

“I don’t think there’s any connection with this shoot to what happens in the show. This is more of a make believe scenario.” Oh well, there goes our Roseanne season 9, Hannah-wins-the-lottery-plot twist theory then….


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