The Hunger Games Dresses: Red Carpet, Rodarte and The Girl On Fire Dress

by All Things Dark And Beautiful

I was lucky enough to go to the European Premiere of the Hunger Games last night!

Walking on the red carpet centimetres  away from the amazing cast I saw, Jennifer Lawrence baring the cold in a lovely gold full length Ralph Lauren dress and 38-year-old Elizabeth Banks stunned in a fully adorned canary yellow floor sweeping Bill Blass dress.

I had read some of the hype and news surrounding this film and immediately thought of 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale.  Rated as an 18 it is a lot more violent than the less gory Hunger Games but otherwise pretty much the same concept.

Having not read the books I know that I would not have felt the connection with the characters that I would have wanted; having said that it was an amazing, hand-over-mouth, jump-out-of-your-seat, gasp-in-shock film.

However, I was able to appreciate the fashion.

Costumes by Judianna Makovsky, Hair by Linda Flowers, Make Up by Ve Neill

Whilst the people living in the Districts were dressed in pale, basic, staple clothes with slight prairie-esque feel (plaits included) in contrast to this, people in the city were overly adorned, a celebration of colour, shape and luxury fabrics. Some of the looks were created by the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte, are the  extreme silhouettes and outfits maybe a prediction of future fashion?  As for the make up it  reminded me immediately of Illamasqua campaign’s with dramatic contouring of the face and circus influenced shapes.

And the dress, the Girl on Fire dress. Designer still unknown, but Katniss wore a one shoulder, floor length red dress, adorned with Swarovski crystal with those flames on the bottom which came to life when she twirled.

I think I will read the books and watch the film again to relate more to the subtle references that I felt I was unable to appreciate, and look forward to the next film!

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