11 March 2013 by

Meet Tex Saverio - The Designer Behind Katniss's Wedding Dress In The Hunger Games Who's Already Dressed Lady Gaga

Last week, we were cooing over the frothy wedding dress Katniss Everdeen (aka: Jennifer Lawrence) wears in the new The Hunger Games: Catching Fire character portraits - but who designed it? we asked. Today, we have the answer. While our predictions ranged from Marchesa to Alexander McQueen (Effie wears an Autumn Winter 2012 creation in her portrait), it turns out little known Indonesian designer, Tex Saverio, is the man behind Katniss' glorious gown.

Katniss Everdeen Wedding Dress Hunger Games: Catching Fire Tex Saverio

Katniss Everdeen's wedding dress by Tex Saverio

The designer presented a similar dress with a ruffled skirt and organza corset under a metal cage at his bridal show back in November 2010 during Indonesia’s Jakarta Fashion Week, but for the Hunger Games film, Saverio gave it the silver screen touch. Katniss' bridal dress is covered in Swarovski crystals with the metal cage extended to signify fire while the voluminous skirt is covered in Mockingjay-esque chiffon. 'This is very important for the twirling/spinning Katniss does onstage, per Caesar Flickerman’s request,' the film's costume designer, Trish Summerville, revealed.

Summerville spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about how she came across Saverio's work. 'I found his designs quite some time ago and saved his information for a perfectly fitting project, then came Catching Fire – perfect!' she said. 'We did several Skype calls with sketches to work together in designing the wedding dress. I had seen a dress he designed with a similar metal bodice, and I wanted to incorporate it into our wedding dress design.' And they got one hell of a result!

Tex Saverio Lady Gaga Kim Kardashian

Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian are already Tex Saverio fans

Lady Gaga has already given the designer, described as the McQueen of Indonesia, her seal of sartorial approval. Gagaloo wore his high neck black sequin gown with laser cut details on the neck and hemline for a magazine shoot in April 2011 and chose his designs again for her Fame fragrance campaign. Meanwhile, Nicola Formichetti dressed Kim Kardashian in one of his gowns earlier this year. What more backing do you need?

Peeta Hunger Games Josh Hutcherson Juunj Rick Owens

Peeta gets suited and booted in Juunj and Rick Owens

Oh, and while we're talking Hunger Games style, we couldn't let this dashing fashion moment slip through the net. Check out how dapper Peeta, played by Josh Hutcherson, looks all trussed up for Made In Chelsea his Victory Tour portrait. While that creamy, dreamy suit comes courtesy of Korean designer Juunj, the look is topped off with boots created by super-cool US designer Rick Owens. And let the (fashion) games begin!

Remember the fashion highlights of The Hunger Games so far in the gallery below...


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Yani Yanie (Thu Mar 14 04:58:26 GMT 2013): yeay, awesome! go tex saverio go!
Kurnia Setyarini Nugroho (Fri Apr 05 12:12:48 BST 2013): Tex Saverio, the McQueen of Indonesia. Wow, what an exposure well deserved. Brava!
Lisa Kartika Malik (Sat Apr 06 05:20:49 BST 2013): So proud to have a very talented designer from our beloved city jakarta ...yeyyy
Indo Posting (Wed May 29 15:47:31 BST 2013): Awesome!
Dinamika Sendja (Mon Jul 15 07:58:25 BST 2013): GOOD JOOB TEX, AMAZING TEX!
Ed Galera (Sat Aug 10 15:06:32 BST 2013): Very impressive design of Tex Saverio..
Ed Galera (Sat Aug 10 15:06:54 BST 2013): I like it very much..
Majka Eš (Fri Oct 04 21:17:57 BST 2013): amazing dress.
Nelaida Castillo (Fri Nov 15 13:04:07 GMT 2013): _adorable. <3 Tex Saverio is brilliant!
Amelia Desy Ratna Yuwita (Sun Dec 01 09:37:03 GMT 2013): Tax Saverio is a really great designer indeed! Oh, and he's really cute too in person :3
Metia Ramadhania Permadi (Tue Dec 03 09:19:17 GMT 2013): the gorgeous one..tex saverio! he must be proud for this!!
Jessica Francis (Tue Jan 28 13:51:17 GMT 2014): Thanks for investigating. The costumes in this movie are phenomenal.
Clara Marlysa (Wed Mar 12 21:58:22 GMT 2014): So proud of him!! Go Indonesian!
Ika Roe Rie (Tue Mar 18 16:08:12 GMT 2014): Tex Savario - Hunger games wedding dress!!!!! AWESOME !!!! LOVE IT. Proud of you !!!!!