There’s no question that Disney’s upcoming Cruella is a fashion film through and through. Watch the trailer and one would immediately be taken by that devilishly stunning scene of Cruella de Vil (played by Emma Stone) revealing her presence at a black-and-white ball organised by couturier Baroness von Hellman. With a drop of a flaming matchstick, Cruella’s satin hood burns into nothingness and uncovers a red-hot dress and that signature half-black-half-white do. What. An. Entrance.Cruella is the first time that we’re getting a deeper and closer look into one of Disney’s most iconic villains. To put together the costume and fashion that’s required, multiple award-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan was up for the challenge. And it was definitely no mean feat.Emily Stone had 47 costume changes as the titular character, while the Baroness (Emma Thompson) had 33. Horace and Jasper — Cruella’s two brothers in arms — had 30 costumes each. And all these did not include the massive gala and ball scenes that involved more than a 70 cast members each.”After We Fell Film Online Subtitrat in Română”
But of course, Beavan is no stranger to such extensive costuming. She was after all, responsible for bringing to life the aesthetic of Mad Max: Fury Road as well as 1985’s A Room With A View, both of which she earned an Academy Award each for ‘Best Costume Design’.We speak to the English costume designer on her process working on Cruella. And her most memorable costume for the film — that as we found out, is one of the less elaborate pieces created for Cruella. Some very slight spoilers ahead.”Mortal Kombat Film Online Subtitrat in Română”
Obviously a lot of costumes had to be designed for Cruella and the fashion was essential to the film. How much time was spent conceptualising until creating the final product?”The Conjuring 3 Film Online Subtitrat in Română”
I’ll tell you the absolute truth: I took it on with literally 10 weeks to prep that film, having never read it. We were — I’m sure it’s not a secret — given a grace of an extra six weeks because Emma Stone had a minor accident and hurt her shoulder. It needed time to recover, for which I blessed her on a daily basis, so we ended up with 16 weeks.
But obviously, when you’re doing a film, you work in schedule order. So yes, you have an overall concept. But equally, you have to just go in the order that you’re going to shoot it, and we shot it over, I don’t know, 12, 14, maybe even 16 weeks. And so you’re working on a sort of daily basis.At the beginning, we just went in thinking we only had 10 weeks, like a bull in a china shop. I had three other designers, an incredible team of cutters, and everybody just basically started making things. We’d throw out images, mood boards, you know, anything that felt right.”No Time to Die 2021 Film Online Subtitrat in Română”
Well, obviously, it’s a black-and-white ball. So you want something that’s totally not black and white. The dress, the burn-off is almost possible to do for real even though it was a visual effect, but we didn’t do that. And the dress has to be — it’s a ball, she’s got to make a massive statement. Plus in the script, that dress is remade from one of the Baroness’s own dresses, which she had seen in Artie’s (played by John McCrea) vintage store. But it was really a statement in red to really enrage the Baroness.”Văduva Neagră 2021 Film Online Subtitrat in Română”