Our editor was invited to the set of Snow White and the Huntsman last fall and met with the movie's costume designer, the Academy Award winning Colleen Atwood, who designed costumes for films like Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. We wanted to ask her if she felt any pressure to conform to the traditional garb of the Disney Snow White princess.
"The puff sleeve is sort of reflected in Kristen's costume, but that's about it," she said. "The rest of it -- she's a totally different kind of character. She's much less kind of princess-y and more kind of a badass girl. Hers is leather and got clamps and different stitching on it and stuff, so it's quite different."
As for Kristen's reactions to seeing Atwood's designs for her, "Kristen really didn't say anything. I mean, I just showed her the stuff and she was really into it. She loved the armor and all the other bits that she has, she's really not obsessed with clothes at this point in her career. She's young and free from that obsession, and in her work previous she hasn't worn those [period] costumes, so it's kind of new for her. She's still having fun with it, I think."
"This is a costume that we're preparing for -- there's a scene in the movie that happens tomorrow where Kris takes her dress and cuts it off and reveals it," she told us. "We'll have a knife and we can fake that it just comes apart, but we've had to prep it with magnets and snaps, so it looks like it's happening before your eyes for real. So that's how that's going to work."
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