Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Detroit movie costumes on display...

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Detroit, Michigan's 12th Street Riot in 1967, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal are re-teaming to tell the story of the Algiers Motel incident, where three black men were killed by white police officers and nine more people badly beaten, during the racially-motivated riots that lasted five days.

Original film costumes from Detroit
Detroit movie costume exhibit
Detroit movie costumes
To publicise this period movie, which shines a light on another hidden piece of black history in America, these Detroit film costumes were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on July 22, 2017.

Detroit movie billboard
Detroit movie billboard
Franchie Jamison-Tanchuck was responsible for designing the late 1960s wardrobe in this movie based on real-life events.

Costume worn by Algee Smith
as Larry Reed in Detroit
Algee Smith Detroit Larry Reed film costume
Detroit Larry Reed movie costume
Algee Smith Detroit Larry Reed costume
In the movie 'Larry Reed' is an up-and-coming Motown singer in the unsigned group the 'Dramatics'.

Costume worn by Anthony Mackie
as Greene in Detroit
Anthony Mackie Detroit Greene film costume
Anthony Mackie plays 'Greene' one of the men parting at the Algiers Motel.

Fans of the actor can also see his Falcon costume from Captain America: Civil War and his Pain & Gain movie costume on display.

Costume worn by John Boyega
as Melvin Dismukes in Detroit
John Boyega Detroit Melvin Dismukes costume
Dismukes Detroit security guard costume
In Detroit John Boyega plays a security guard who responds to shots fired at the motel and afterwards is under suspicion by the police of killing those involved because he was carrying a gun for his job.

Fans of John Boyega can also check out his Finn costume from Star Wars: the Force Awakens on display.

Costume worn by Jason Mitchell
as Carl in Detroit
Jason Mitchell Detroit Carl movie costume
Detroit Carl film costume
Jason Mitchell Detroit Carl costume
Jason Mitchell plays 17-year-old 'Carl' who makes the mistake of firing a starter pistol at the National Guard during the riot.

You can also check out his Eazy-E costume from Straight Outta Compton.

Plus for more film fashion from movies about black history, make sure you also check out these Selma movie costumes, these Loving movie costumes and these Hidden Figures film costumes.

Detroit movie billboard
Detroit film billboard

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fantastical Fashions at Disney's D23 Expo 2017 - Part two...

As well as looking forward to future films, TV shows, toys, games and theme park attractions, Disney was also celebrating the past at this year's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on July 14, 2017, with a fabulous collection of Fantastical Fashions from classic and recent live-action movies.

Disney film costumes and gowns at the Fantastical Fashions exhibit
at D23 Expo 2017
Fantastical Fashions Disney costumes D23 Expo 2017
Disney Archives Fantastical Fashions D23 Expo 2017
Fantastical Fashions Disney gowns D23 Expo 2017
In addition to original Maleficent, Red Queen and Cruella de Vil costumes, the Disney Archives exhibit also had 'Belle's' yellow dress from 2017's Beauty and the Beast, 2015's 'Cinderella' ballgown and 'Giselle's' wedding dress from 2007's Enchanted.

Fairytale wedding gown worn by Amy Adams
as Giselle in Enchanted
Amy Adams Enchanted Giselle wedding gown
Giselle Enchanted wedding gown
Giselle Enchanted wedding gown
Giselle Enchanted wedding gown
Giselle Enchanted wedding gown
Enchanted Giselle wedding gown detail
Enchanted Giselle wedding gown
Enchanted Giselle wedding dress
Amy Adams Enchanted Giselle wedding gown
2007's Enchanted lovingly spoofed Disney's fairytale princesses and saw Amy Adam's 'Giselle' magically transported form her animated world to real life New York City wearing this fabulously over-the-top fairytale wedding dress.

Fans of the romantic comedy directed by Kevin Lima can also check out these other cool film costumes from Enchanted designed by Mona May on display, whilst admirers of Amy Adams can also check out these other movie costumes worn by the actress in recent years in films such as American Hustle, Nocturnal Animals, Julie & Julia, Batman v Superman and more besides.

Yellow dress worn by Emma Watson as Belle
in Beauty and the Beast
Emma Watson Beauty and Beast Belle dress
Belle Beauty and the Beast movie dress
Emma Watson Beauty and the Beast Belle gown
Belle Beauty Beast film dress detail
Belle Beauty and Beast dress detail
Emma Watson Beauty Beast Belle dress
This year Emma Watson brought the book-loving 'Belle' to life in the Beauty and the Beast live-action spectacle in which she wore this ballgown to dance with Dan Stevens cursed French prince.

Fans of the fairytale romance directed by Bill Condon can also enjoy all these other Jacqueline Durrant-designed film costumes from Beauty and the Beast.

Blue ballgown worn by Lily James in Cinderella
Lily James Cinderella ballgown
Cinderella movie ballgown
Cinderella ballgown butterfly detail
Cinderella ballgown butterfly detail
Cinderella blue ballgown
Lily James Cinderella blue ballgown
In 2015 Lily James brought the rags-to-riches 'Ella' to life in Kenneth Branagh's lavish live-action Disney adaptation and wore this glittering fairytale blue ballgown, adorned with butterflies, to dance with the Prince before the clock struck twelve.

If you love this voluminous gown, be sure to check out more fabulous Oscar-nominated film costumes from Cinderella designed by Sandy Powell on display at other exhibitions.

I may have seen these three gowns on display on previous occasions, but they're still a delight to see in person out of reflective cases to see the craftsmanship and elaborate designs up close.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fantastical Fashions at Disney's D23 Expo 2017 - Part one...

This year at D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on July 14, 2017, the Walt Disney Archives exhibited a selection of six iconic gowns and costumes from Disney's live-action movies under the guise of Fantastical Fashions.

Fantastical Fashions on display at the Disney D23 Expo 2017
Fantastical Fashions Disney costumes D23 Expo 2017
Fantastical Fashions Disney gowns D23 Expo 2017
Fantastical Fashions Disney dresses D23 Expo
Disney costumes D23 Expo 2017
Here's a closer look at the spectacular costumes on display, some I've seen exhibited before but not out from under reflective cases, from 2014's Maleficent, 2010's Alice in Wonderland and 2000's 102 Dalmatians.

Maleficent costume worn by Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie Maleficent movie costume
Angelina Jolie Maleficent film costume
Angelina Jolie Maleficent live-action costume
Maleficent costume horns
Maleficent costume horned headdress
Maleficent 2014 movie costume
Maleficent movie costume back
In the 2014 live-action version based on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale, 'Maleficent' is reimagined from the perspective of the Disney villain herself, and the vengeful fairy turns out to be not so villainous when you get to know her.

Anna B. Sheppard was the Oscar-nominated Costume Designer on the fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, and if you like this horned and fur-trimmed cloaked outfit (which I'd not seen in person before), be sure to check out more original Maleficent film costumes and props on display.

Red Queen costume worn by Helena Bonham Carter
in Alice in Wonderland
Helena Bonham Carter Alice in Wonderland Red Queen costume
Alice in Wonderland Red Queen costume
Red Queen costume Alice in Wonderland
Red Queen costume Alice in Wonderland
Red Queen costume detail Alice Wonderland
Alice Wonderland Red Queen movie costume
In Tim Burton's 2010 live-action incarnation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Helena Bonham Carter played the eccentric large-headed evil 'Red Queen'.

Colleen Atwood was the Oscar-winning Costume Designer on the film and if you like this regal gown, you can also check out more Alice in Wonderland film costumes, plus more Red Queen movie costumes from Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Cruella de Vil costume worn by Glenn Close
in 102 Dalmatians
Glenn Close Cruella de Vil 102 Dalmatians flame dress
Cruella de Vil 102 Dalmatians flame dress
Cruella de Vil flame dress
Cruella de Vil flame dress
Cruella de Vil 102 Dalmatians flame dress
Cruella de Vil flame dress back
Cruella de Vil 102 Dalmatians flame dress back
Cruella de Vil 102 Dalmatians flame dress
Cruella de Vil 102 Dalmatians costume
Cruella de Vil 102 Dalmatians flame gown
In the live-action sequel from 2000 directed by Kevin Lima, Glenn Close reprised her role as the sadistic, fur-loving Disney villain 'Cruella de Vil'.

If you love this stunning Oscar-nominated 'Flame Dress' designed by Anthony Powell (which I've seen before but never out of display case so you could see the flowing effect of the gown and the detailed back), make sure you also take a look at these other elaborate Cruella de Vil movie costumes from 101 and 102 Dalmatians on display.

Obviously credit must also go to all the costume makers and the wardrobe department who help bring all these fantastical creations to life.

Come back soon for a closer look at Cinderella's fairytale blue ballgown, Belle's yellow gown from Beauty and the Beast and Giselle's wedding dress from Enchanted.

Disney D23 Expo 2017
D23 Expo 2017

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