Sure, the Oscars are the crown jewel of awards season fashion as far as the red carpet is concerned, but don't sleep on the Costume Designers Guild Awards. The clothes from your favorite movies and TV shows (and even commercials) deserve love, too, and the CDGAs is where they get it. Being that we're fans of style off and on the screen, we're breaking down this year's biggest winners.
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
A still from "Behind The Candelabra."
Photo: HBO Films
Category: Outstanding Made For Television Movie Or Mini Series
Winner: Behind the Candelabra costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick
What Makes This Wardrobe Rad: It's no secret that we loved (still and will forever love, TBH) HBO's Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra. Between Michael Douglas drenched (DRENCHED) in head-to-toe baby pink sequins and Matt Damon swanning out of kidney bean-shaped pools in bedazzled man-kinis, what's not to love, amirite? Liberace is the definition of over-the-top opulence, and BOY, Ellen Mirojnick delivered.
A still from "Behind the Candelabra."
Photo: HBO Films
And, while it's hard to tell because Douglas and Damon (AND ROB LOWE) are pictured pulling so many Drakes ("I wear every single chain, even when I'm in the house"), dripping with gold at every hour of the day, I dare say Ellen didn't go too far overboard with the baubles and gems. In a really surprising way, it all feels just right.
Trish Summerville gets it. As the edgy, ambitious costume designer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Summerville's been tasked with combining high fashion (see: The Capitol), high function (see: the games) and stuff that straight up looks pretty on screen (see: well, all of it). And even though the film has yet to hit theaters (15 DAYS AND COUNTING), the few glimpses we've gotten of Panem's ornate new garments have already earned her a Style Award for Film Costumer of the Year. *brushes shoulders off*
With the second Hunger Games installment only weeks away, Summerville sat down with Refinery 29 to spill some deets on the method to her madness for dressing all 12 districts. Her artistic visions (and how they materialized) were insightful, creative and totally on point. Oh, and also, it sounds like her job is SO MUCH FUN. Here's what we learned:
Ariana Grande in Kenley Collins at the 2013 Style Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
New York Fashion Week has officially arrived! Serving as the opening act at Lincoln Center, the 10th Annual Style Awards popped off last night and DUH, just like we told you, Ariana Grande was on-hand to perform/look precious. You guys. I just cannot even with her. She is THE cutest. The dimples! The curls! The giant pipes in a tiny body! You know what? If I could carry around a miniature replica of her in my pocket every day, I totally would. #SorryNotSorry. And while many of the other attendees chose to go with classic black, Ariana conveniently missed that memo, and thank goodness for that.
Ever wished you could add a little Capitol Couture to your closet? Perhaps a single-shouldered coral gown that flames as you spin-and-dip on the dance floor? Or maybe a mustard-colored structured frock with butterfly appliqués for a super special night on the town? Wouldn't it be great if we could embrace our inner fan-girl and still manage to look ferociously fashionable? *SIGH* A girl can dream. And now, thanks to a first-of-its-kind exclusive fashion partnership between NET-A-PORTER and Lionsgate films, DREAMS WILL COME TRUE!
If you’re anything like us, you are constantly scouring the web for new Catching Fire deets and impatiently counting down the days until the film hits theaters. Luckily for all us Hunger Games fans, the Capitol Couture Tumblr has been actively posting tantalizing photos and character profiles, and their summer issue (titled Zoetic Sol) just came out! For those of you who don’t know, Capitol Couture is a genius promo site that reads like a fashion blog for the elite of Panem. We’ve been MAJOR fans ever since it launched back in 2012, and this new issue, featuring cover girl Johanna Mason, does NOT disappoint.
There are so many things to look forward to about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but of course we're most focused on the COSTUMES, and in particular, the rich, eccentric fashion of the Capitol. We're not alone in that, and to quench our desperate thirst for more peeks at the opulent amazingness that are the Capitol costumes, the filmmakers have relaunched their Capitol Couture Tumblr—this time with more info than ever! The site, which will post a new collection of content, or issue, every season, features character profiles, guides to Capitol fashion, and designer profiles—just to name a few things on this rich site. (Be warned: You really can just explore for hours.) We showed you the site's Capitol portraits, but at the time we had no idea how much more Capitol fashion we would be getting! As you know, costume designer Trish Summerville is pulling the looks for the Capitol straight from the runway, and so there's A LOT for us to look forward to. So far we know that the designer has pulled everyone from Alexander McQueen to Tex Saverio and, in the inaugural issue of Capitol Couture Issue One: Chroma Nouveau, there's even an interview with Nicholas K.
It was the fashion mystery of the internet just mere days ago: WHO designed Katniss' wedding dress in these new The Hunger Games: Catching Fire character portraits? Well, the answer has emerged... and it's not who we (or anyone else, really) predicted! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the creation comes courtesy of Indonesian designer Tex Saverio. They got the scoop from the flick's costume designer herself, Trish Summerville, who revealed, "Katniss’ white gown is by a designer named Tex Saverio in Jakarta. He is amazing! I found his designs quite some time ago and saved his information for a perfectly fitting project, then came Catching Fire – perfect!" Inspired by a dress he had debuted earlier, which came adorned with a metal bodice, the wedding gown has a similar metal top. But THIS time, it's covered in Swarovski crystals, pieces rising up intended to represent fire, as well as Mockingjay-esque feathers.