Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hollywood Style Movies: Les Miserables.

                                                  Happy Saturday!
WHOO HOOO!! the weekend is HERE! or Last Weekend before school starts for some.. BOO!! Well, it's raining & SUPER Cold today, we could even get snow. They SAY!! yes, I will believe it when I see it! I'm kinda stuck inside & Since It's cold, I couldn't take any good photos..
Then I was Reading My latest Post & thought, Why not write about Les Miserables Costumes sooner then I had planned BUT Then I thought, "WHAT IF! I do a Hollywood Style Series??" Since "The Golden Globes" & Then "The Oscars" are coming up. I would LOVE to Write them for you,all About the colors they use & Fabric But I would love some ideas about what Movies I should write about??? Grease? Gone with the Wind? Breakfast at Tiffany's? James Bond Movies?
                       Hollywood style Movies: Les Miserables
The Man who made these wonderful costumes is costume designer, Paco Delgado.

He's made costumes for movies has been primarily in Spain, collaborating with such notable directors as Alejandro González Iñárritu on "Biutiful" (2010) and Pedro Almodóvar on "The Skin I Live In" (2011) 

But this changed when he met Hooper working on an advertising campaign in 2011. The invitation to design for Les Misérables was an unexpected delight. “Hooper liked my work [on the advertising campaign] and told me that he was working in this project and he would like me to work in it,” Delgado said. “I thought that it was very kind of him but forgot all about it. It was my surprise when eight months later he called me to ask me if I was free to embark in the project.
Conceptualizing the costumes took Delgado back to the original source: the 1862 book by Victor Hugo. He pursued more inspiration on a whirlwind museum tour. “The obvious was to look in the period paintings,” he explained. “Especially those of Delacroix, Goya, David and the amazing Ingres. I also researched at the Victoria and Albert in London, Le Musée du Louvre, and Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.”But to make her character look even more brink-of-death emaciated, Hathaway had a secret weapon: costume designer Paco Delgado.

Paco's First sketches. 

Fantine was originally a seamstress and had nice clothes in the past, but now she doesn’t have any money,” Deglado explains. “So Anne was very keen on the idea that her costumes would have a lot of mending, like they were old and mended by her character.”

Anne Hathaway As Fantine 
The dress she's wearing under the blue bonnet. 

Color was also used to play up the outsider status of Hathaway’s character, especially during the everybody-gang-up-on Fantine number “At the End of the Day.” “We wanted to show that Fantine is a woman who is being criticized by other women for being different,” Deglado says. “So we came up with this idea that she wear a blue bonnet and have a little bit of pink in her costume at the factory, and everyone else would have brownish greyish colors.” 

We worked with clingy fabrics,” says Delgado, who oversaw the creation of more than 2,200 outfits for the cast of the epic movie musical (in theaters now). “And [we] used an airbrush to darken the sides of her costumes to make her look even thinner.” 

Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds for her role as a factory worker who turns to prostitution and to accommodate such drastic weight loss, Delgado made ten copies of the dress she wears throughout the film

We already know that Anne Hathaway dropped 25 pounds by surviving on nothing but oatmeal paste and Oscar buzz to play the destitute Fantine in Les Miserables. (Following the strict guidelines of the best-selling book 19th Century French Prostitutes Didn't Get Fat.) 
That wasn’t the only subliminal touch to Hathaway’s wardrobe, which helps show her character’s descent from factory worker to consumptive prostitute.

having her REAL Hair Shaved! & selling her hair for financial gain.

Paco did great Job at making Fantine look as the dress is so Big for her. 

If she wasn't so ill the red dress wouldn't look so horrible..
This ALL I will post about Fantine, I don't want to give the movie away, Plus she wears this the whole time. 
Do you see now How I say, Anne Hathaway Should Win a Oscar?? She's so dedicated! 

Jean Valjean 

Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean 
Paco Delgado wanted to find fabrics that would reflect Valjean's change in social status, and he chose materials with a lot of texture, refining the costume as the film went on. 
"Hugh has a more organic approach to clothes than most other people," he says. "He makes the costume look like real clothes, the way he wore them." 
Delgado was also open to a suggestion from his leading man. 

when it came to shifting from an emaciated prisoner to a well-off mayor: Stomach padding. Jackman says he only had three days to make the transition and wanted Valjean to convey strength in his inner core. "Paco made some very bold choices," Jackman recalled, not just with the padding but overall. "The color palette could have easily been beige and miserable and dirty, but he used bold yellows, mustards, reds and all the blues.

Cosette & Marius 

Amanda Seyfried as "Cosette" & Eddie Redmayne as "Marius" 

Seyfried plays the grownup Cosette, the daughter of Fantine (Anne Hathway) who is rescued by Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) from her impoverished existence living with the sadistic inn owners, the Thénardiers. She grows up to the be a stunning blonde — not too difficult for Seyfried — who catches the eye of a rebellious student, Marius (Eddie Redmayne), and gives him a reason to live.

The two love birds who give each other a reason to live! 
Just a note. How Handsome is Eddie Redmayne?? he's perfect for this role, he has true class & looks as if he's a true gentleman, even though in the movies he acts as if he isn't! 

I actually took a bunch of things from Annie's portrayal of Fantine and infused them in Cosette. You want to recognize her when she's older. You want a piece of Fantine in her."  Amanda Seyfried said about her role. 

This truely the perfect place to fall inlove.. when It came on in the Movie, I wanted to yell "this is SPOT ON! as if It came out of the book" 

Thénardier & Madame Thénardier
Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier & Sacha Baron Cohen As Thénardier.  
Note: they are also Éponine parents. 

They truly are a nasty couple but somewhat funny & ODD! 

Russell Crowe as Javert

Samantha Barks as Éponine. 
Who's first love is Marius. 
She Sings GREAT!! 

 Friends of the ABC
Aaron Tveit as Enjolras
who plays the charismatic leader of Friends of the ABC.  

Friends of the ABC all together.

While Delgado created each of the looks in the film, he had a large team working with him. “Every day was an incredible challenge, but it was so much fun,” he says.
“There are lots of little secrets to my work but it’s all in order to tell a beautiful story,” explains Delgado. And should he receive an Oscar nomination for his work in the film? “I don’t think about these things.”
“If it comes, great – but if not, my best award is to have made a great movie.”
What I really Loved about this movie costumes is that, Paco Delgado Put Bright colors but somehow Not making is look WAY to bright but it still looked real like this is all they wore.. not to forget all the tiny details,that all came together & yes, some people say the singing wasn't all that great but such I'm such a fashion girl, I was kinda looking at the costumes the whole time & since I read this book about three times, once for school two times because I LOVE IT! I know the whole story by heart. I hope You read the books before seeing it, because your see how TRUE it is to the book & yes, the movie is a little long! But it's worth it! I hope I helped you a bit.. I kinda want to write a more in depth look at the costumes but it's kinda tough, since this movie is so new.
I truly Enjoyed this film & I can't wait to hear About The Oscar's Nominations on Thursday!!

                                      (Photos & info Here Here Here & Here  Here Here
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Trureader said...

I love how you put this together. I saw the movie but should've read this before I went. I didn't notice the little touches here and there that you mentioned. Clothes make a difference especially in a movie. Thank you for doing this. It was well-done. :)

circleofchaos said...

Amazing post.
Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
My Blog

Naomi Woodford said...

The sketches at the top are beautiful! I like the blog Pam keep it up :) xx

Pam E said...

Hi @trureader
Thank You so much! aww! Thank you! YES! They do make a big difference.
Oh This Comment made my day! Thank you for reading me blog!
Xo Pam

Pam E said...

Hi @Circleofchaos
Thank You so much & Thank you for reading!
Oh Sure! I'll follow you right now!
I love your blog! It's Great!
Xo Pam

Pam E said...

Hi @Naomi!
Oh Yes, They are! I love his Sketches too! Thank You for reading! I love your Blog, I followed you! :)
Xo Pam

amberbee said...

pretty cool les mis breakdown! Love the sketches, its so interesting to see. If you like it, follow my lifestyle & fashion blog on GFC and/or Bloglovin. Let me know in the comments and i will follow back :)

Pam E said...

Thank You I tried My Best! OH ME TOO! I love to see The Sketches! OH Ok. Thank You so much! I'll go visit your Blog right now! :)