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Effie Trinket wears a look inspired by the Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 runway show in her character portrait.
Photo: Getty Images/ via Capitol Couture

We're still admittedly giddy from Jennifer Lawrence's epic Oscars win last month, but you know what? It's officially time to put the past behind us (for now) and move on to J.Law's NEWEST project: a little film you might have heard of called The Hunger Games. The flick won't premiere until November, but this week we've been sneaking peeks via Capitol Couture of the characters decked out in, well, couture. Yes, literally. Whereas the first film's costume designer Judianna Makovsky stuck with pared-down Americana looks and retro clothes from the '30s, THIS movie's designer Trish Summerville gave Katniss, Effie Trinket, Haymitch and Caesar a makeover directly from the runways. Recognize the similarities between Effie's flame-red gown and this look from Alexander McQueen's Fall 2012 collection above? The flouncy organza ruffles, the strapless top, the exaggerated about IDENTICAL! If Effie's dress is "Phresh Out The Runway" (sorry, Rihanna reference), then that means Katniss' white gown-slash-probable-wedding-dress most likely is, too...right?


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Silver Linings Playbook

A still from 'Silver Linings Playbook.'
Photo: Silver Linings Playbook Facebook

If we've learned anything at all from the Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice, and the SAG Awards this season, it's that Silver Linings Playbook will be THE movie to beat at the Oscars come Sunday night. Oh, and if you still haven't seen it yet? Crawl out from whatever rock you're hiding under all winter and head to the movie theater STAT because this is one film that's truly too good to sleep on. But first, check out our interview with costume designer Mark Bridges, otherwise known as the creative mastermind behind all of the flick's amazing outfits. We're talking about Bradley Cooper's garbage bag workout uniform, Jennifer Lawrence's black-on-black ensembles, and even the pair's epic dance performance looks. Before the cast turns out on the red carpet this weekend, Mark was nice enough to chat with us about the secret to style authenticity, dressing J.Law, and how her off-duty workout clothes inspired the film's MOST important outfit.


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Lily Collins

Lily Collins at the Costume Designers Guild Awards last night in Los Angeles.
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We've been SO excited about the Costume Designers Guild Awards here at MTV Style, we've been counting to the big night with a series of exclusive interview with the masterminds behind some of our favorite outfits (catch up on them here!). The ceremony finally went down yesterday in Los Angeles, and the stars turned out to support their fave designers like Jacqueline Durran of Anna Karenina and Mirror Mirror‘s Eiko Ishioka, who each won the top awards for Outstanding Period Film Award and Outstanding Fantasy Film, respectively. And while we're serving up a huge congrats to all the winners, right now we HAVE TO discuss the gown that Mirror Mirror star Lily Collins rocked on the red carpet, because, well, it's amazing. The monochrome floor-length frock comes courtesy of Paule Ke, with a deep V-neck and an oversized white bow across the back. The look might not be quiteeee as backless as Selena Gomez these days, but the simple yet stunning cut is enough to make ANYONE sit up and take notice.


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Snow white and the huntsman

A still from 'Snow White and the Huntsman.'
Photo: Movie Web

If you've watched a movie, you've probably seen a costume by Colleen Atwood. Unless, that is, you've never seen Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands (pretty much any movie by Tim Burton) or the film she's been nominated for both a Costume Designers Guild Award and an Oscar this year—Snow White and the Huntsman. But, really, you've seen her costumes. Remember those super-gothy, high-collared ensembles in Sweeney Todd (aka Scary Johnny Depp) or the covetable mini dresses Amanda Seyfried wore running alongside Timberlake in In Time? Yep, Atwood. She's been nominated for ten Academy Awards throughout her career and already has three gold statuettes hanging out on a shelf or mantel space somewhere. It's virtually impossible not to experience finger cramping while scrolling through her impressive resume, but, suffice it to say, from gloves made of scissors to an entire dress festooned with beetles, she's pretty much the top of the tops in the world of costume design. Annnnd she's an incredibly busy woman. So much so, we only got about five minutes with her in anticipation of all of the awards being given out this week. But, to our delight, she willingly opened up about Snow White, what it's like working with Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron, as well as what goes into becoming a costume designer yourself. Get the scoop below!


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Moonrise Kingdom

A still from 'Moonrise Kingdom'
Photo: Movie Web

It's hard not to play favorites when it comes to the costume design in movies this year, but if there's one movie we want to steal clothes from it's Moonrise Kingdom. Aside from offering up a 1960s utopia of pink minidresses, Peter Pan collars, Boy Scout accoutrements, knee-socks, saddle-shoes, and the coolest red wool Pendleton coat ever, the Wes Anderson-helmed teen romance was responsible for the most popular couples costume this past Halloween. (How many Suzy and Sam's did you see?) Whether it was Sam's raccoon tail hat or Suzy's raspberry beret, every inch of this flick was emanating serious cinematic fashion magic. Lucky for us, we got to speak to Moonrise Kingdom's costume designer, Kasia Walicka-Maimone, all about her Costume Designers Guild Awards nomination (she finds out tonight!), what it's like working with Wes Anderson, and her thoughts on inspiring a Halloween phenomenon.


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Girls, lena dunham

A still from 'Girls.'
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Just as Girls has become your mom's, grandfather's, and basically everyone's conversational lightning rod for discussing the "twenty-something" phenomenon these days (exhibit A, B, C...), an equal amount of ink has been spilled dissecting the show's costumes. It might seem weird, considering the fact that Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet's characters don't dress THAT differently from the majority of kids flooding the streets outside our apartments right this second...but then again, that's exactly the point. Costume designer Jenn Rogien manages to hopscotch the line between being relatable (sometimes wrinkled, outfit repeats, and decidedly imperfect) while still making sense for TV. Easier said than done, right? After all, if Jenn just decked them out in clothes we can pick up ourselves at Urban Outfitters, it would be beyond boring. It's Hannah and the rest of the crew's kookiest, most unexpected outfits that make the show's costumes so freaking fun...and cement them in your memory long after the episode has ended. Just before the Costume Designers Guild Awards happen this week (it all goes down on Thursday!), Jenn let us pick her brain on dressing the Girls in mesh tanks, sleeping bags and everything in between. Get her secrets (plus vintage shopping tips) in our interview below!


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A still from 'The Hunger Games.'
Photo: Murray Close/ 'The Hunger Games' official website

The road to Oscar weekend has been a long one— we've already made pit stops at The Screen Actors' Guild Awards, The Golden Globes, and others along the way— but there's still one more celebration that needs to happen before all the movie madness goes down on February 24. We're talking about the Costume Designers Guild Awards, where the creative geniuses behind the coolest clothes in film and TV get honored for their work. Obviously this is a HUGE DEAL, so to get psyched up for the event, we'll be chatting with nominees about the stories, inspiration, and challenges behind some of our absolute favorite outfits. Kicking off the series is Judianna Makovsky, who crafted all of the outfits in The Hunger Games, from Katniss' hunting look, to Effie Trinket's candy-colored frocks, to that iconic fire dress. Get the scoop below!


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The Great Gatsby

A photo from Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" movie.
Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

We still have a ways to go (over three months!) until Baz Luhrmann's epic film rendition of The Great Gatsby hits theaters on May 10, but thanks to Miuccia Prada, legendary design mind behind Prada and Miu Miu, we have four new sketches of the movie's wardrobe. According to Vogue, Miuccia drew inspiration from archival Prada and Miu Miu styles for the 40+ looks she collaborated on with Gatsby costume designer Catherine Martin, and this idea of making new what is old (or rather, classic and deeply historical) is central to Luhrmann's work with this modernized telling of Gatsby (and Romeo + Juliet, too!).


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And there you have it. Gossip Girl Season 6, the FINAL season of GG and thereby the entire series, is officially over. *pours a little out for Kristen Bell's steady V.O. paycheck* The end of the show as we know it also means the end of these weekly fashion recaps, and since this is the last time we'll be writing about this particular version of the Upper East Side teen drama (who knows if/when there will be a remake or movie penned), we're not holding anything back. If you haven't caught up yet, I'd stop reading right now (both this post and probably also your Twitter feed) because I'm about to LITTER this digital page with spoilers. LET'S DISCUSS!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
Photo: The CW

+ Headband: Silver jacquard coat
+ Tights: Black floral fishnet tights
+ Headband: Silver snake embossed headband


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Here we are. The penultimate episode (EVER) of Gossip Girl is under our vintage Chanel belts. It's almost time to bid Season 6 and GG's Upper East Side as we've come to know it adieu, and after 8 episodes of maligning about how relatively no loose ends were being tied up, by the end of this, Episode 9 "The Revengers," we are firmly changing our tunes. We'll try not to give anything away, but WOWOWEEWOW, was this one a DOOZY.

It all opens with a Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) Hepburn-era nightmare wherein she envisions Bart Bass (Robert John Burke) threatening her future with Chuck (Ed Westwick) — not too far from reality (err, reality within the confines of the show and its plot, that is). Blair and Chuck regroup for a new plan of attack to bring Bart down. Lily (Kelly Rutherford) may finally be siding with the good guys, but thanks to Bart's uncanny ability to cover nearly every single track, she has little information to aid their cause (but at least she's not actively trying to thwart the plans anymore, right??).

Nate (Chace Crawford) and Sage (Sofia Black-D'Elia) have since rekindled their relationship, and Sage proves to be an uplifting and positive influence on Archibald. The short-lived renewal of Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan's (Penn Badgley) long-time on-again off-again storyline is still sour this episode. Lonely Boy waffles between whether he feels burned by or is still pining for S, while Serena has been pushed to such hatred for Humphrey and everything the UES has turned him into, she decides to move to Los Angeles, effective by the end of the night.

First, though, the group (minus Dan) bands together to take down Bart in time for a celebration honoring him as New York Real Estate's Man Of the Year, even calling on help from master-con Ivy Dickens (Kaylee DeFer) and the queen of manipulation, Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) for scheming back-up. Keep in mind, though, Bart is an evil genius and not to be underestimated. Due to a few unfortunate mishaps, Nate gets arrested, Blair gets kidnapped, and Bart charters a jet to send Chuck into exile in Moscow, but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you, but check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
Photo: The CW

+ Coat: Brown wool coat with waist tie
+ Dress: Dark plum bodycon dress with embellished lace yoke
+ Earrings: Emerald costume drop earrings


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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