The Hunger Games - The World's Most Unlikely Fashion Film?

14 March 2012 by

The Hunger Games - The World's Most Unlikely Fashion Film?

Set in a post-apocalyptic world about a girl (Jennifer Lawrence) who must fight until the death in an arena doesn’t exactly seem like the kind of film to be causing such fashion frenzy, does it? But, ever since the film adaptation for the hugely popular young adult trilogy The Hunger Games was announced, designers from Alexander McQueen to Rodarte have been lining up to get involved.

The Mulleavy sisters behind the Rodarte black tutu Natalie Portman wore in Black Swan chose to debut pieces like their tulle-and-knit hat and sand-filled heels from their first ever shoe collection on The Hunger Games’ film distributor’s official fashion tumblr ‘Capitol Couture’ which has teased us for months about the labels we can expect to see in the film. Seriously, bring on March 23...

The Hunger Games - The World's Most Unlikely Fashion Film?

It’s no surprise that there’s been so much fashion buzz around Jennifer Lawrence (have you seen our gallery of her best looks yet?) but it seems that the unlikeliest of fashion and beauty icons has ultimately been the film’s kooky character Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks) who is now the face of China Glaze’s ‘Capitol Collection’ of 12 nail polishes and as we published this story there were only two sets selling for £75 left in stock. With Effie also donning a pair of ‘Gold Faithful’ peep-toe booties from Alexander McQueen in the trailer, rumours of Mugler looks (‘we can’t wait to see who’ll be rocking around town in this Mugler masterpiece’ the website boasted last month) and Dior catwalk make-up are expected to be clad by the population of the fictional Capitol, there’s more to look forward to next Friday when The Hunger Games is finally released than mere Twilight comparisons.

With a total of 400 wigs, 500 pairs of bleached eyebrows and an abundance of JOICO® hair dye responsible for Effie’s pink hair to Jennifer’s new brunette locks, we can't wait to check out the avant-garde beauty looks either. Not forgetting, Katniss Everdeen’s infamous ‘Girl on Fire’ dress which has already been interpreted by the fashion likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Rachel Roy and Charlotte Ronson who all produced sketches of their vision of the dress for US InStyle. Who actually designed the red dress [pictured here], embellished with Swarovski crystals, has been firmly kept under wraps…

Let the (fashion) games begin!


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