Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Danish Girl film costumes on display...

Even though The Danish Girl is set in 1920s Copenhagen, the film's story has never been more timely for the transgender community and the world we live in today. Here are more wonderful costumes from the new movie starring Eddie Redmayne as one of the first men to undergo male to female sex reassignment surgery, and Alicia Vikander as the wife who stood by his side.

Original movie costumes from The Danish Girl
 The Danish Girl movie costume exhibit
 Danish Girl film costumes
Eddie Redmayne Danish Girl film costume
 The Danish Girl movie costumes
These three costumes designed by Oscar-nominated Paco Delgado were photographed on display at the new ArcLight Santa Monica cinema on November 24, 2015.

If you like these 1920s inspired outfits, be sure to also check out these three other movie costumes from The Danish Girl on display at ArcLight Hollywood.

Costume worn by Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe
in The Danish Girl
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl movie costume
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl film costume
Danish Girl Lili Elbe costume
The Danish Girl Lili Elbe film costume
Danish Girl Lili Elbe movie costume
In the movie 'Gerda Wegener' (Alicia Vikander) paints her fellow artist and husband, 'Einar Wegener' (Eddie Redmayne), as a woman. As the painting gained popularity Einar started to embrace his female appearance and went by the name 'Lili Elbe', and with the support of his wife he attempted one of the first sex reassignment surgeries.

Costumes worn by Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener
and Matthias Schoenaerts as Hans Axgil in The Danish Girl
Danish Girl Alicia Vikander Matthias Schoenaerts costumes
Danish Girl Gerda Wegener costume
Alicia Vikander Danish Girl Gerda costume
Alicia Vikander Danish Girl movie costume
Danish Girl Gerda Wegener film costume
The Danish Girl Hans Axgil costume
Danish Girl Matthias Schoenaerts movie costume
Their marriage forever changed, things are complicated even more when an old art dealer friend of Einar, 'Hans Axgil' (Matthias Schoenaerts), comes along and becomes involved in a complex love triangle with the couple.

If you're a fan of Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, be sure to also check out his Marius movie costume from Les Mis√©rables and these film costumes from The Theory of Everything.

The Danish Girl movie poster
The Danish Girl movie poster
Buy the David Ebershoff book the movie is based on: The Danish Girl: A Novel (Movie Tie-In)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara costumes from Carol on display...

I love this time of year in L.A., it's when all the Oscar hopefuls start coming out of the woodwork and studios try and support their films however they can, like for example with movie costume exhibits at flagship Hollywood cinemas. Here's a wonderful collection of film fashion from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara's new film, Carol, on display at ArcLight Hollywood on November 17, 2015.

Original film costumes from Carol on display
Carol movie costume exhibit
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Carol film costumes
Cate Blanchett Rooney Mara Carol movie costumes
Carol film costume display
These wardrobe pieces worn by the two actresses in the film set in the 1950s New York were also accompanied by concept sketches by Oscar-winning Costume Designer Sandy Powell, which was a lovely touch.

You can also check out her Academy Award-nominated costumes from The Tempest and costumes from Hugo on this blog, plus she's also worked with Cate Blanchett before on Disney's live-action Cinderella movie costumes.

Carol movie poster
Carol movie poster
In director Todd Haynes adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed 1952 novel, The Price of Salt, two women from very different backgrounds are drawn to one another in an expected love affair in 1950s New York.

Costumes worn by Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird
Cate Blanchett Carol Aird fur coat costume
Cate Blanchett Carol movie costume
Carol movie costume sketch Sandy Powell
Cate Blanchett Carol Aird film costume
Carol Aird movie costume
Cate Blanchett Carol movie costume detail
Carol movie costume sketch Sandy Powell
Original Carol film costumes
In the movie Cate Blanchett plays 'Carol Aird', a housewife and mother trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage, who meets and falls in love with Rooney Mara's 'Therese Belivet', a twenty-something Manhattan department store clerk dreaming of a better life. As they say, the course of true love never did run smooth and 1950s America was a much more complicated and dangerous place for lesbians lovers.

Costumes worn by Rooney Mara as Therese Belivet in Carol
Rooney Mara Carol movie Therese Belivet costume
Carol movie Therese Belivet costume
costume sketch Sandy Powell Carol movie
Rooney Mara Carol movie costume
Therese Belivet Carol movie costume
Carol movie costume sketch Sandy Powell
Carol movie costumes
If you're a fan of Cate Blanchett, be sure to also check out her Marion Loxley costume from Robin Hood, her gown from Elizabeth: The Golden Age and her Evil Stepmother dress from Cinderella.

Just like The Danish Girl, it's nice to see more quality, thoughtful LGBT-themed movies produced by Hollywood and I'm looking forward to seeing Carol on the big screen.

Carol movie poster
Carol movie poster
Buy the book the movie is based on: Carol (Movie Tie-In)  (Movie Tie-in Editions)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Original movie costumes from The Danish Girl on display...

Not content with winning an Oscar for his transformative performance as 'Stephen Hawking' in The Theory of Everything, or landing the leading role of 'Newt Scamander' in J.K. Rowling's new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fantasy film franchise, in Eddie Redmayne's latest movie he stars as Danish transgender pioneer 'Lili Elbe'.

The Danish Girl movie costume exhibit
The Danish Girl movie costumes
Amber Heard The Danish Girl movie costume
Eddie Redmayne Alicia Vikander Danish Girl movie costumes
This trio of costumes from The Danish Girl, which is set in the early 1920s, was photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema to help promote the film on November 17, 2015.

The Danish Girl movie poster
The Danish Girl movie poster
This biographical drama was directed by Tom Hooper and based on the 2000 novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, with Costume Design by Paco Delgado. You can see more of his Oscar-nominated Les Mis√©rables movie costumes on this blog, including Eddie Redmayne's 'Marius' costume.

Costumes worn by Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe
in The Danish Girl 
The Danish Girl movie costumes
Lili Elbe costume The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl Lili Elbe costume detail
The Danish Girl Lili Elbe costume
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl Lili Elbe costume
Danish Girl Lili and Gerda movie costumes
Inspired by true events, the film is set in early 1920s Copenhagen where 'Einar Wegener' (Eddie Redmayne) is asked by his artist wife, 'Gerda Wegener' (Alicia Vikander), to stand in for a female model. The popularity of the painting leads Gerda to paint further pictures of her husband as a woman and over time he develops an affinity for his female appearance and starts living as a woman named 'Lili Elbe'.

Costume worn by Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener
in The Danish Girl
Alicia Vikander Danish Girl Gerda Wegener costume
Gerda Wegener The Danish Girl movie costume
Gerda Wegener Danish Girl costume detail
Danish Girl Gerda Wegener costume
Danish Girl Gerda Wegener costume
Danish Girl Gerda Wegener film costume
Lili becomes the first recipient of male to female sex reassignment surgery, supported by his wife, although their marriage becomes strained by the realisation that Lili is no longer the person she married, complicated further when a childhood friend appears and a complex love triangle is formed.

Costume worn by Amber Heard as Oola Paulson
in The Danish Girl
Amber Heard Danish Girl Oola Paulson movie costume
Danish Girl Oola Paulson film costume
Danish Girl Oola Paulson costume detail
Oola Paulson The Danish Girl costume
Oola Paulson Danish Girl costume detail
The Danish Girl oola movie costume
The Danish Girl Oola Paulson costume shoes
Amber Heard Danish Girl oola Paulson costume
Amber Heard The Danish Girl film costume
In the movie Amber Heard plays their vibrant ballet dancer friend named 'Oola Paulson' and wears this golden outfit.

If you like this film fashion, then you may also like these movie costumes from The Great Gatsby from New York's Roaring Twenties.

Meanwhile if you're a fan of the actor, you can also check out these film costumes and props from The Theory of Everything.

It's great to see more diversity in the films and stories that Hollywoodland is producing, and this movie adaptation is certainly very timely with progress, visibility and equality issues for the transgender community never having been so prominent in the public arena. I for one can't wait to see Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl.

The Danish Girl movie poster
The Danish Girl movie poster
Buy the book: The Danish Girl: A Novel (Movie Tie-In)

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