Julia Roberts and Lily Collins in Snow White

Posted on October 07, 2011

Darlings, there’s enough pretty in this one post to fulfill your pretty requirements for the next week at least. Behold the stunning costumes for the upcoming Snow White movie, starring Lily Collins in the title role and Julia Roberts in the role Lorenzo insists she was born to play, The Evil Bitch Queen. You can have your dark Tim Burton-esque fairy tales; we’re loving the aesthetic in the sets and costumes here. It reminds us quite a bit of MGM’s classic version of The Wizard of Oz. It’s all glittering and fanciful; a European Renaissance aesthetic cross-bred with Art Nouveau undertones. Just gorgeous.

 









    • Anonymous

      Last pic:  Bjork’s Wedding!

      • Anonymous

        Love!

      • Jessica O’Connell

        Seriously…that hat is RIDICULOUS. But awesome all the same.

      • Judith Stonik

        Thought the same thing!

      • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

        OMG totally! I was just about to write that and I saw you beat me to it!

      • Anonymous

        Giggle! I was swooning with the gorgeousness until I spit coffee all over my keyboard with that remark. (Rebjork?)
        You’re so right!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SMYOMBLPVG3FTVFMP6YC2O3XM4 emilyp

        Seriously. It is shockingly literal, given how stylized everything else is and has been done better. (Amadeus, Three Musketeers [1973])

    • Anonymous

      I think they’re beautiful but what is this sudden surge in interest in Snow White specifically? I know that movies/fashion like to redo/reference fairy tales all the time but why this one I wonder. The recent Katy Perry pictures plus 3 films currently in production. Weird.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RF6QKXHDML77O4G5VM2EINP52U MeganC

        Maybe it’s related to the kind of backwards gender politics nostalgia that put shows like Pan Am and the Playboy Club on the air. I mean, hours of running through the forest, lost and terrified, and the first thing she does when she finds a cottage is pick up a broom?! Gross. 

      • Anonymous

        It is strange. I’m surprised there isn’t a Cinderella in production with the Kardashians (any or all of them) playing the evils stepsisters. And a Sleeping Beauty with Taylor Swift cast in the fairy-tale lead to bring in her fans.

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully Wendy

      Hello Halloween 2012!

    • http://twitter.com/PsychicMuppet Bitsy Carver

      LOOOOOOVE.

    • Anonymous

      Is that Tarsem Singh’s Snow White? He has an amazing eye for colour and his aesthetic is beautiful. The Fall is one of the most gorgeous movies I’ve ever seen.

      • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

        I love The Fall too! Partly because I love Lee Pace, of course, but also because it’s gorgeous. This one looks like it’s got the same fantastic use of color as well as a lead with dramatic eyebrows (which I love on her: they make her face so striking). Definitely looking forward to this one.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve never seen the Fall nor heard of it oddly….somehow missed it…I looked at the site and it looks WONDERFUL!!! Is it that good??

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000060490093 Anita Freiler Palmer

          It is quite possibly the single most stunningly visual movie I’ve ever seen. Story is good too. Here’s the trailer

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeAyIQ_OT_I

          • Anonymous

            I need to see this.

        • Anonymous

          It really is! It’s both fantastic and beautiful.

        • http://twitter.com/MissAmynae Amy Putnam Ellinger

          yes.  :-)  i’ve seen it 7 times, and still gasp and “squee!”

      • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

        swevene, It IS Tarsem’s Snow White.
        Here’s a link to more pics from the production: http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20483133_20534556,00.html

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

          Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well that changes everything. Tarsem is a genius. I may have to check this out. 

    • Anonymous

      Is that Tarsem Singh’s Snow White? He has an amazing eye for colour and his aesthetic is beautiful. The Fall is one of the most gorgeous movies I’ve ever seen.

    • scottyf

      Oh snap! Good news on a dreary day!  The stills look WONDERFUL. I can’t WAIT!

      Plus, my two hunks, Sebastian and Ronald from “Pit Boss” landed parts!

      • shorty j

         I am kinda relieved to know I’m not the only one here who loves Pit Boss. Although I’m more of a Shorty gal myself.

      • Anonymous

        I was far more stoked than I should have been when they both booked the movie. 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, Ronald’s face jumped right out at me from the upper right dwarf shot, for a moment of cognitive dissonance.  Sebastian less obvious in the shot.  I guess their casting will make a subplot between dog rescues sometime–

    • scottyf

      Oh snap! Good news on a dreary day!  The stills look WONDERFUL. I can’t WAIT!

      Plus, my two hunks, Sebastian and Ronald from “Pit Boss” landed parts!

    • Anonymous

      This looks like fun & is that Nathan Lane in the background? I hope so.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        I thought that was him!

      • Anonymous

        Nathan Lane? Background???  Not for long.

      • Alyson Lamble

        Yes, that is Nathan Lane.  He plays the queen’s majordomo.

        • Anonymous

          Oh snap! Nathan Lane! I’m officially excited.

    • MilaXX

      gorge! and I agree about the casting of Julia

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      Stunning! This could be a lot of fun. I agree that she was born to play the Evil Bitch/Queen. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh wow, Robert’s brings to mind Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons in that second photo.

    • Anonymous

      Ooh so pretty! I can’t stop looking at them.

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I love the pic of her with the dwarves. Cue lips!

    • Anonymous

      Oh yeah, forgot to add, I could just shoot myself for over-plucking my eyebrows back in the day.

      • Anonymous

        That girl looks like a young (Labyrinth era) Jennifer Connely, no?

        • Anonymous

          I thought the exact same thing.

          • Anonymous

            Me too – snap

        • Anonymous

          I thought the exact same thing.  But no David Bowie. :(

    • Andrea Rossillon

      oooh, this is making me miss costuming. I was never a designer, but I worked my way up to cutter/draper at a children’s theater, and we did shit like this ALL THE TIME. So frickin’ technically challenging, and BEAUTIFUL to see when it was all finished. I might ditch engineering and run away to Los Angeles. How big must those panniers be on JR’s dresses? God, I want to take it all apart.

      • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

        you might have to run to Vancouver or London instead… 

      • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

        Count me in!  I love doing costuming and this makes me want to get back into it.
        I read somewhere that one of Julia Roberts dresses (the wedding dress apparently) took 14 people to carry.  I cannot wait to see it.

    • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

      LOVE!

    • Anonymous

      I dunno….there’s something about that shade of red that is too ‘tomato can’ particularly with the white. A darker red is much more interesting and better for Queen Julia as well. 

      • Anonymous

        Shoebee, while I kind of agree about the shade of red (darker would be more dramatic, more evil, and more flattering) especially  in reference to the first evil queen/Julia picture I love how the later shot of the scene and many others (the blue dress, yellow cape) evoke the Technicolor feel.  I posted about this before–but Technicolor fashion show scene in the Women is one of favorite movie and fashion moments).

    • Anonymous

      Oh no!  Not another year of swan costume couture and feather embellishments!

    • Anonymous

      Ugh.  Not feeling this at all. I think they look like garish, tacky costumes for a Disney-on-Ice version of Snow White. I see that Sean Bean is in this as the huntsman.  That’s it’s only saving grace.  And Lily Collins still need to take a weedwhacker to her eyebrows.

      • Anonymous

        Sean Bean? Ok,maybe this kitten will go.

        Otherwise it looks like it reeks of camp.

        sra

        • Anonymous

          Otherwise it looks like it reeks of camp.

          Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

      • Anonymous

        Those eyebrows are a bit distracting!  :-)  A weedwacker may not be necessary, but definitely a little tweezing to eliminate the unibrow look!! 

      • Anonymous

        Sean Bean is the *only* reason to see this.

        • Anonymous

          and Nathan Lane!!

      • Anonymous

        You should have seen some of the earlier stuff that was scrapped before the movie. 

    • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

      I’m sure they’re going to include a scene where the Evil Queen looks into her Magic Mirror, the Mirror makes a goofy face at her, leading to a wacky and charming laughing moment for Julia.

    • Anonymous

      Oh my, J’ADORE Tarsem Singh!  He has SUCH an eye for color, sets, and costuming.  If this is HALF as good as The Fall, we are in for a huge treat.  One can watch his films with the sound off and still be enchanted…I can’t think of anyone better for an actual fairy tale!

      The costumes are gorgeous, period.  And as a swan collector, I can’t help but love that last one, which I’m sure will look less nutty in context. :)

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      Julia Roberts needs to go away.

    • Anonymous

      There can never be enough Snow Whites for me!  That is one insidious fairy tale.  Did you know that in the original folk tale that the Brothers Grimm collected, the evil queen was Snow White’s mother, (not stepmother), who ordered the huntsman to kill her and bring back her lungs and liver?  To eat!  Jeez.

      • Helen C

        I think she was still the stepmother in the original version.  But yes, she ate the fake liver (the hunter couldn’t bear to kill Snow White, so he shot a deer and gave the Queen the deer’s livers).  

        • Anonymous

          That may very well be true, if you’re referring to the original folktale, but it was mother in the first German version (1812) of the folktale that the Grimms published. They changed to stepmother in a later published version (1819).  The first is thought to be closest to the oral tradition version.

    • Anonymous

      In a previous life I’m sure I wore dresses like the one pictured here with the embroidered pink top.  I would just love to have any of these dresses, and the yellow cloak would be the perfect accessory.

    • Anonymous

      I hope one of the dwarves is named Plucky, because a certain fairy tale princess needs to have her eyebrows done.

    • Terence Ng

      I’m really intrigued by this, because I think Julia Roberts can use her tarnishing “America’s Sweetheart” look to her advantage and be a ridiculously good villain. I hope that’s how she plays it.

      • Anonymous

        She certainly  has the cackle.

    • Helen C

      Did they copy ideas from Kung-Fu Panda 2?  
      And Lily Collins is not what I’d imagine Snow White… 

    • CQAussie

      GORGEOUS.  Can’t wait!  Julia Roberts could really up the ante by playing a very good villain =D  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      I want the red evil queen costume. I’m going to wear it to intimidate my children.

      • Anonymous

        i knew there would be a kindred spirit on here.  

    • Anonymous

      lol that dwarf to the right just behind Snow White is reacting just like the bitter kittens to her eyebrows.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tatiana.lensky Veronika Kaufmann

      I dunno. Tarsem has a 90′s sensibility. The Good v Evil Nike ad was cool back then. Will that type of aesthetic translate? The pictures aren’t spectacular.

    • Anonymous

      This looks FABULOUS. I’m there.

    • Anonymous

      Whoa. So, what’s Prince Charming gonna wear?

      • Anonymous

        Well the two costumes I saw for Armie Hammer — and let me tell you — on a dress form he is one HUNK of a man — it was heavy on the pastels (I think mint and pink) for one outfit…..and the other I saw was a plum duster coat with a black cape out of a surprisingly inexpensive fabric that has a wonderful subtle sheen (I think also in a plum….but it has been about four months or so since I last saw the costumes)….at the time there was still some debate about his shirts.

        • Anonymous

          It’s very interesting to me to hear your ‘insider’ information. Thanks for sharing it.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, I love hearing the background stuff too :)

    • Anonymous

      Oh God this is all about Julia. I can see that the Evil Queen might well be the star but I cannot take it being all about Julia.

    • Sarah Renshaw

      Anyone but Julia….bleh…..

    • Anne Slovin

      I’m never going to buy Julia Roberts in any kind of period costume.  But I’ll reserve judgment because it looks really beautiful and I’d love to see the movie.

    • sweetlilvoice

      Glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t like this. For the record, Snow White is not a favorite fairy tale of mine. I love Julia so I may see it. My love, however, did not allow me to see Eat, Pray, Like.

      • Anonymous

        EPL was a silly movie, but you deprived yourself of the tasty Mr. Javier Bardem…

    • Anonymous

      I love the costumes, but I just don’t see Julia Roberts as the right face for the character. She doesn’t look queenly, good or bad.

      I’ll see it regardless, because I’m a sucker for costume films.

    • Anonymous

      Have you seen the dog who is afraid of Julia Roberts… silly, but fun
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtT9X4eT_Ss

      These pictures are great…

    • Anonymous

      White peacock feathers, there’s an oxymoron! And what’s with the swan on her head? She’ll be covered in swan poop!

      • Anonymous

        If I remember correctly, it is supposed to be part of the masquerade….one funny thing is that I think in this version of the story, Julia is supposed to also dress up like a swan to fool prince charming….but the producers pretty much nixed all of JR’s headwear….didn’t want to pay for her and then cover it up, I guess.

      • Anonymous

        there are white peacocks.  I saw some at Leeds Castle.

    • Anonymous

      And imagine how uncomfortable those clothes must be. Can’t move, all tied up in corsets and petticoats, sweating in the summer. What a throwback.

      • Anonymous

        As a favorite costumer that I used to work with would say, “We must suffer to be beautiful” 

      • Anonymous

        They actually did a few things to make the giant skirts more lightweight — much more plastic tubing vs. metal….although the costumer said they needed metal for structure on some of the skirts.

      • Anonymous

        The flipside – not having to worry about hours in the gym or having every inch buffed and tanned because they’d be flashing flesh,or perpetual high heels. Instead the corset does the work and you could get a pair of trainers under your frock and nobody would notice. :D

    • Anonymous

      Costume-gasm!  I will see this for costumes alone and feel no shame.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, sorry no, looks tacky and exorbitant. I could at least accept it as campy and frivolous, as long as it doesn’t take itself seriously (unlikely though, considering the star– and it’s another unfortunate likelihood that the Queen will be the focal point for much of the film. she has a way of sucking up all the oxygen.). Also not just not buying Lily Collins as Snow White, which may doom the project for me even if I did like the costuming or art direction on display here.

    • Alloy Jane

      BEAUTIFUL! This was a much needed dose of delovely on this “my favorite show has officialy died” friday.  Thank you =)

    • Anonymous

      Aha, gotta love a movie where the evil woman gets the best clothes! I love that red peacock. Wonder how many little people you could hide under that skirt???

    • Anonymous

      This is so campy, it makes “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” look like “3:10 to Yuma”.

    • Anonymous

      Wow.

    • Anonymous

      It really is a great part for Julia Roberts at this time in her life, all of that mirror mirror stuff….

    • Anonymous

      Oooooh, so much costume goodness! I may have to watch it in spite of J. Roberts, though she could nail this part to the wall! I do love that Nathan Lane and Sean Bean are in it. 

    • Anonymous

      Not feeling it.

    • Lauren Maier

      This is the best combination of insane and gorgeous ever. Want the Bitch-Queen’s first gown.  

    • Anonymous

      Well, looks like Julia will be playing a stepmother role again.   I will tolerate JR as long as I get to ogle Sean Bean.  

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous.  All of it.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely beautifully over the top! Love it. Thanks TLo. I needed some crazy pretty.

    • Anonymous

      Um, I will be seeing this. She has a SWAN on her HEAD.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBZQXGWCTBDTAZMEM4S2EJUNUQ Katie

        I completely agree. I’m putting this on my calendar for the swan alone.

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful!
      I’m just shocked that Julia Roberts is breaking out of her America’s Sweetheart roles to play someone evil. Maybe she just couldn’t say no to wearing those costumes.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, it harks back to the days of Technicolor extravaganzas.

    • Wrenaria

      The picture with the dwarves is super cute. Love Snow White’s facial expression. And her dress.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not feeling Julia in that role either…will have to wait and see.  Snow White looks perfectly cast and the costumes and scenes look charming.  Speaking of charming…who and where is the prince? 

      • Anonymous

        Armie Hammer

    • Lisa

      LOVE the whole look!  Although I still say Lily Collins needs to seriously have her brows done – they’re too thick for such a delicate face.

    • glennethph

      Tarsem has two movies coming out this year: one for the boys – Immortals and one for the girls – Snow White.

    • Anonymous

      i recognize two of those dwarfs from the show about pit bull rescue. that’s cool. oh, and the dresses are totally rad. so lush!

      • Anonymous

        Yep – Ronald and Sebastian of Pit Boss!  Luv them!!!!

    • Rand Ortega

      Yay for multi-culti dwarfs!

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      DIVINE!!!  I can’t wait to see this!!

    • Anonymous

      In the red dress, her boobies have “eyes”, lol.  And what-in-Bjork-dress-hell is that last picture?

    • Anonymous

      Am I the only one who is getting an Elizabeth I vibe from the way JR is costumed and styled? Also – what is the deal with those bosoms? I do not believe they are the ones with which she originally arrived on the set…if you get my meaning…..

    • Anonymous

      I guess I’m in the minority here but I really hate these costumes.  They look like cheap’s idea of expensive.  I feel like the red dress should actually have more detailing.  I mean, if you’re a queen with a big thing of peacock feather’s behind you don’t you think there would be some more interest on the skirt.  I like the second dress but it also looks like it could double as a comforter at Macy’s.  The flowery dress Snow White is wearing is OK.  The swan, of course, is fucking awesome.  I don’t know, something about the colors is bugging me.

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

      Thanks so much for the pretty! LOVE the red with white peacock and the icy blue gown! Love IT ALL! Can’t wait! 

    • Anonymous

      OK, maybe this question is dumb-but is is sincere: why is there such a sizable amount of Julia Roberts backlash these days?

      • Anonymous

        She kind of annoys me because she seems so damned pleased with herself all the time, but I don’t hate her. I think some of the backlash could be traced to dating a married man and flaunting it in the other woman’s face. I remember her wearing some kind of snide t-shirt directed at the wife, but I can’t remember the details. I think America’s sweetheart pissed off a lot of women at that point.

    • Anonymous

      Her unibrow is incredibly distracting.

    • Anonymous

      Jesus.  That unibrow needs to go.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Love the costumes! I can’t wait to see this. *eye candy*

    • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

      Love love love love love! I will definitely be seeing this one! Eiko Ishioka’s work is always stunning, and so amazingly suited to these fantasy films. I can’t wait to see all of her work!

    • http://frockpaperscissors.blogspot.com/ kvlm

      didn’t JR try the fairy tale route once?  took me years to recover to her as tink.  heres hoping this one takes.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      this is the same one who still looks like brooke shields, i think. although even more, here.
      &, although according to julia roberts people she is a couple years younger than i am, it isnt possible, cos at least here she looks old enough to be my mother. very odd.
      nice costumes.

      edited to add:
      in fact, if you had told me the aquagreen picture was brooke shields right around the time of pretty baby i woulda had no problem at all believing you.

    • http://twitter.com/lolaknown who me

      I a) love lily’s eyebrows and no, she shouldn’t chola-fy them in any way and b) think these costumes aren’t campy enough to be fun. They just look like they pulled a scarlett ohara and bought some drapes at TJ Maxx and gussied them up into gowns for Julia. Like the colors, like the dwarves and the eybrows, but that’s it.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t hate on me, but I have seen these costumes in their workroom in NYC and they are even more amazing up close.  Originally Carolyn, who owns the costume shop – Carelli Costumes, was only making a few items for the movie…but after the producers saw the quality of her work vs. the other shops, I understand that most of the work was farmed back to her.  She is not the designer, but she has a lot of input into how the costumes are executed, which fabrics etc….it is her job to take them from sketch to reality and damn, if she doesn’t deliver.

      • Anonymous

        Good to know.  Thanks for the info!

      • Anonymous

        I’m not entirely sold on the designs, but they do look exquisitely made. And the fabrics look gorgeous.

        • Anonymous

          While I can’t speak to the exact fabrics shown, one thing I learned from Carolyn is sometimes the cheap stuff actually looks better on film or on stage.

          • Anonymous

            Make sense. Look at the number of comments on here accusing a designer dress of being a cheap fabric when it’s clearly isn’t. Sometimes really expensive fabrics don’t photograph as well as they handle. Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was a another good example – silk gazar is gorgeous but it doesn’t photograph well. Poly duchesse can look luscious when photographed, it just doesn’t feel as nice as silk, which doesn’t matter for a costume anyway.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      It DOES look very Wizard of Oz-zy. But something about this young girl living with 7 rough-around-the-edges dwarfs? (are we even supposed to use that word anymore?) is slightly more than creepy.  Who cares right? Love the couture!

      • Anonymous

        Dwarfs (or dwarves) is fine; it’s the word “midget” that has fallen into severe disfavor amongst the extra-short.  Speaking as the mother of one, you’ll find few dwarfs who will respond favorably to midget.

        And I’m *shocked* that the 7 dwarfs are actually being played by — dwarfs!  The resentment over the camera trickery over the hobbits in LOTR is still alive and well in the dwarf community.  Finally, maybe some actual *acting* might be required of dwarfs, other than just being Santa’s helpers and degrading themselves getting tossed around in bars???

        • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

          Right on about the casting (no more talls playing dwarfs or, (wince) whites playing Asians, etc. – what year is this, right?) and very helpful with your comments!  Nice to get some actual support with our sensitivity training instead of being lambasted for not knowing what we are ‘supposed’ to know. Most of us are trying to evolve (although clumsily, always clumsily) and your help is very helpful. Thank you yetanotherLaura!

    • Anonymous

      Is that Nathan Lane in the background of the fourth picture??  LOVE him!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JU5EZKEIWZQRYMJELJHNTPPWA4 Jennifer Tenlen

        Nathan Lane plays the queen’s majordomo who is supposed to kill Snow White but can’t.

    • Anonymous

      Not digging it ….Can’t stand Julia Roberts and she doesn’t look like an evil queen to me…just like a smirking Julia Roberts. Might see it though just because I love the work of Tarsem Singh.

    • Terri M

      I have never seen Julia Roberts look so hideous.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      Omigod she looks like Jennifer Connelly in Legend!  Is it the brows?  It has to be those gorgeous brows.

      Also, I think they went a little nuts with Ms. Julia’s cups on that first dress.  There’s no way she’s really filling those.

    • Anonymous

      Finally! A dead swan worn correctly!

    • Anonymous

      Finally! A dead swan worn correctly!

    • Anonymous

      How stinkin fun would that be … jealous.

    • Anonymous

      Hmmmm, I usually love over the top fantasy movie costume, but I’m not loving this as much as I’d like to. I think the problem is partly the mish mash of eras. There’s a bit of Elizabethan, a lot of 18th century and an assortment of early and late Victorian. It would’ve worked better if they’d picked one point in history as a basis and then went to town on it, or alternatively concealed their origins better. It’s distracting as it is.

      • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

        Personally, I think that suits the fairytale setting quite nicely, since those often have indistinct period settings from a bunch of the ones you mentioned. It gives it some European roots without trying to commit the tale to a distinct time, which is nice. They all just end up reading as “Once Upon a Time” to me.

        • Anonymous

          I like things being indistinct. I don’t think I phrased that very well :) 
          What I mean is I’d rather they took a more limited inspiration and then took it far enough to not be readily recognisable. There are too many elements here that are too clearly pinned to a time. It’s a bit like they took a selection of Simplicity period costume patterns and mixed them up a bit. The red dress works best as it’s a few styles within the one frock (elizabethan + 18thc panniers + some 19th + straight out fantasy) but the fact Snow White has 18th century stays in one pic and then a mid 19th century frock in the pic with the dwarves bugs me a bit. It could’ve done with a bit more imagination.

          • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

            I’m pretty sure that was the point, to have a lot of elements that are definitely recognizable as historical. I’m not sure if you think she should have mixed more of them or limited herself to one definable period, but I think each costume seems pretty fully realized, and honestly I think it would look like bad period costuming if she’d aimed for a single era with all the costumes. God knows Eiko Ishioka can go SUPER fantasy, but there’s a playfulness with period elements here that I’m not sure I’ve seen from her before. I’m going to be really curious how the costumes fit into the film and sets and character development. 
            But are you kidding me with the Simplicity dig? Seriously? I don’t even know what would make you write that. Say that these are far too costumey (because they’re costumes… and in the case of the red dress and the swan dress, costumes OF costumes), say that she used historical elements poorly, say that you wish they’d gone more fantasy. I’ll just disagree and argue. But to imply that these look home sewn or amateur or like anything lazily mashed together from a pattern catalogue, and I’m afraid you’re just wrong and I can’t.

            • Anonymous

              No, I am not saying they look home sewn or amateur! A Simplicity pattern wouldn’t necessarily have to be either if well executed by a pro and I’m not even remotely saying they aren’t, they clearly are. The red in particular is beautifully fitted and finished. I don’t see where I’m implying that at all!  My reference to Simplicity was merely that they take historical periods and turn them into costume patterns which aren’t particularly historically accurate (unlike the more specialist historical patterns like Reconstructing History or Truly Victorian) and to me this looks too much like flicking through a selection of versions of period costume.

              I would like her to have either gone more fantastical so the historical references are less obvious – or – taken one period as a basis and then gone over the top with it. I’m not looking for historical accuracy in a fairytale, of course not. But seeing a sort of Romantic era gown next to an 18th century outfit distracts me. Makes me think the characters have time travelled in from different places. Each outfit is fully realised, but they aren’t cohesive with each other because they look too close to their own period references. Now clearly some people will be totally oblivious to that, which is fine, but it bothers me and I was just giving my opinion – which is the point of a comment is it not!

            • Anonymous

              You are both right in a way.  As I heard it, the costume designer was going for mood, as opposed to period authenticity….I know there were a lot of details changed on some costumes, but I don’t know if there were any discussions about the costumes being more aligned in a single historic period.

            • Anonymous

              Which is quite right, I don’t think period authenticity is at all necessary in a fairytale. It’s just that for me the period elements are too diverse from costume to costume and too obvious, although each piece is beautiful on it’s own merits. Of course, in the context of the film it may work better than in isolated images.

            • Anonymous

              I enjoyed and was enlightened by your informed discussion here. It’s an interesting subject to me but one I know little about. Thanks.

    • Now I am The Bee

      Beautiful! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paula-Fleck-Malo/1214808159 Paula Fleck Malo

      WOW,  thats all I have to say

    • Anonymous

      Julia Roberts was born to play Julia Roberts, and that’s about it, really.
      Oh, right – the costumes. Amazing! Can’t wait to see the film.

    • Anonymous

      There are some great colors in the costumes. I love the pictures with the seven dwarves and the first one with the white peacock feathers.

    • Anonymous

      The costumes are wonderful.  I doubt Julia’s performance will be unless her Erin Brockovich bitch mode suits this character too. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry, but is that a freaking SWAN on her head?  I love all these looks, but the swan hat really ruined the last one for me.

    • Anonymous

      That girl’s quite pretty but rather ordinary-looking for a fantasy-princess role that requires someone of astonishing beauty, like the young Uma Thurman in Baron Munchausen, or Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth.

      Lovely costumes except for the red peacock gown. I like how classic-film the looks are, not just the costumes but the sets as far as I can see.

    • http://twitter.com/Emenie_em Emma

      I feel bored. They just got the tone so wrong. Julia Roberts has never looked so f****ing ridiculous in a movie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

      Sick of Juilia Roberts… I don’t think she is capable of a sincere expression if she’s not cry-laughing.  Blah as the queen.  

      Don’t know Lily Collins really…. but doesn’t she look like young Demi in the 3rd pic?  (Speaking of which – wouldn’t Demi have made a great evil Queen?!_)

    • bethannstamps

      je t’adore. these are the clothes i was born to wear, too bad my life doesn’t support my fantasies.

    • Anonymous

      Wonderful!  The stills are amazing!   I’m with TLO give me the Pretty over that Tim Burton weirdness any day.  I am so looking forward to this movie.

      And how exciting to see Sebastin and Ron from Pit Boss get acting gigs.  Way to go guys!

    • Anonymous

      the evil queen in snow white was so scary to me as a child they had to take me out of the theatre.  then on my first trip to disneyland, i went on the ride and there she was again popping out of nowhere in the dark.  gives me shivers still.  can’t wait to see the movie.  lily collins looks so precious, i think she is perfect.  and real dwarves!

    • Anonymous

      ooooh, pure confection, what great color and fun! Are fairy tales going to be the next new thing  now that we’re saturated with vampires? Seems like there’s alot lately with 2 new shows on network TV about fairy tales in the next few weeks and the two snow white movies. I have to say though, Snow White has some serious eye brows that are a bit distracting, esp in the pic with the yellow hood. I’m suprised they didn’t thin them out a bit.

    • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

      I can’t wait to see this movie.  It makes me want to learn costuming.

    • Lies L.

      Wizard of Oz and Marie Antoinette (1938) meet. Norma Shearer and her bazillions of MGM stock smile upon this production.

    • Anonymous

      I was getting more of a Marlene Dietrich in “Shanghai Express” or “The Scarlet Empress” than “TWOO”, but YES, these are amazing costumes and they absolutely make me want to see the movie!  Kudos to the designer and his/her laboring tailors.  Well done!

    • Mary McClelland

      *gasp* fairy tales done fantastically. Color me excited!!

    • Anonymous

      I’m an old woman.  I remember being alive and healthy before Julia Roberts emerged in PW.  It’s kind of hard to convey how revoltionary the notion of Julia as a pretty woman was before that moment.  She and her handlers totally took the idea of female beauty and turned the thing on its head. For me, she remains beautiful in every film she’s ever made and, huge confession, I still love love Dying Young for the sight of JR, Campbell Scott and his mother Colleen Dewhurst, and Vincent D’Onofrio.  I can never really be objective about her or anything she does for the reasons above.

      And it’s taken me several days of recuperating from the last Project Runway episode that the winner of the sophisticated 70s and bird challenge should have been Santino from Season, what?, 2? 

      I feel bad for the young folk suddenly and want to give them all a hug … and would love to see Tim Gunn on his show which I did enjoy and did find helpful.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      Yes! I am so there!

    • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

      OMGGGGG FABULOUS.

    • Anonymous

      I see Brooke’s eyebrows are finally back.

    • Anonymous

      I hate all of it. Seriously: I think the colors are all wrong and I think Julia has no mojo for the Queen role. 

    • elzatelzabelz

      Love the costumes. I almost want to see the movie just to see the rest of the costumes/hair, etc.

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous. BUT… the director of “untitled Snow White Project” also did a gorgeous movie called The Fall. It looked great but was really kind of dumb. Maybe the stills are the best part!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002396153672 Ann Martina

      LOVE LOVE LOVE giant skirts!  They have been my favorite fashion fantasy since I was about five-years-old, no doubt influenced by two beloved movies: The King and I and Gone with the Wind.  And I wanted a name to go with those big skirts. I once berated my mother for not naming me Scarlet or Velvet (National Velvet). In second or third grade I had a huge tearful argument with her because I wanted to wear my favorite dress-up gown to school: One of her old party dresses:  floor-length, strapless, kelly green taffeta, BIG SKIRT. I guess sometimes mom has saved me from fashion suicide.

    • http://thehappyheathen.blogspot.com Evita Smith

      I’m in love with the red dress and this movie is going to be eye candy galore!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=689960034 Marcella Cypher

      I’m sorry, but I can’t let this one slip.

      What is WITH Snow White’s eyebrows??  They’re borderline unibrow.

    • http://orangtunes.blogspot.com BIG MAC

      I’m loving snow white’s eyebrows. If I remember correctly she’s supposed to be young and naive. Certainly not the type to get her eyebrows done. Its also nice to see someone with big eyebrows (yet shaped), it is natural for a lot of women after all. I know that style is very popular in Asia, and it will probably gain some popularity in the states with this movie.

    • http://twitter.com/AllenOnHisWay Allen Robert

      I LOVE IT.