Buy clothes seen on True Blood, the X-Men fashion flashback, and more
Thanks to a few TV-obsessed style bloggers, fans of True Blood can track down clothes worn by Sarah, Sookie, and more of the most stylish residents of Bon Temps.
And speaking of the real world, see what the stars of Orange is the New Black look like when they trade the drab prison jumpsuits and unkempt hair for killer red carpet looks.
At the movies, period films — think Anna Karenina, Lincoln, and Les Miserables — were the hottest trend on the big screen in 2012. Though X-Men Days of Future Past, The Look of Love, and Austenland won’t take audiences as far back in time, there is still plenty of costume drama to look forward to.
Read on for a roundup of the latest news in costume design.
X-Men Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has been using Twitter to tease fans about the costumes in X-Men Days of Future Past, which includes both a fashion flashback and a flash forward. Last November, Singer tweeted a photo of wardrobe designer Louise Mingenbach with the message “Nice to have Louise Mingenbach back doing costumes. Much to do!” Last spring, he gave us a look at the X-Men wardrobe closet, and shared pictures of a pregnant Halle Berry dressed as Storm, Hugh Jackman and Nicholas Hoult channeling the 1970s, and Jennifer Lawrence getting back into her Mystique body paint. A new image from the film provides a sneak peek of that ’70s James McAvoy. And then there’s this…
NEXT: True Blood
Want to find out what happened on the True Blood season 6 finale? Read the recap here. Want to find out where Sookie got the cardigan, floral-print skirt and ankle boots she stripped off before getting it on with Warlow? The folks at shopyourtv.com show you where to buy the clothes seen on season 6 of the HBO series.
Austenland is the story of Jane (Keri Russell), a modern-day woman who is obsessed with all things Jane Austen. On the hunt for her own Mr. Darcy, Jane travels to an Austen-themed resort in England. In an interview with Time magazine, designer Annie Hardinge talks about creating a dazzling wardrobe for Jennifer Coolidge, the curse of corsets, and putting a modern spin on the styles of Austen’s era.
NEXT: Orange Is the New Black
With the exception of a few flashback scenes, the characters of Orange Is the New Black spent most of the show’s first season makeupless and dressed in standard prison-issue jumpsuits. See how hot Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, and the rest of the cast look in real life compared to their Orange alter-egos.
NEXT: The Look of Love
The Look of Love is the true story of controversial British billionaire Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan), as told by the women in his life. Costume designer Stephanie Collie tells Clothes on Film about creating a wardrobe fit for a model’s “no-body body” for stars Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton, and Anna Friel.