A Cinderella Story

After Seeing “Maleficent” too many times, I was super excited to see the new Disney version of “Cinderella.”

Of course I’m not here to write a review of the movie (which was fantastic, by the way) but to talk about the AMAZING dresses that the main characters wore.

Inspired by the 1940s or 1950s, the Oscar-winning costume designer, Sandy Powell, made the dresses.

First, the Fairy Godmother, who gets all the credit for turning Cinderella into a royal princess for a night, astounds in a glittering white gown with beautiful lace detailing on the collar and trim and on her tiny wings.

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The evil stepmother, played by Cate Blanchett, showed her great sense of style during her first appearance in a dramatic black and green gown and a huge floppy hat.
In comparison to their mother, Ella’s two stepsisters looked ridiculous in floral frocks, tightly wound curls and Peter Pan collars.

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The iconic glass slippers that led to the “Happily Ever After” ending were made of crystal and designed in collaboration with Swarovski.

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And lastly, there was a magical, tight-fitting gown with a voluminous skirt that was composed of more than a dozen layers of fine silk in different shades of blue, green, lavender, lilac and white. The layers of the skirt were flowing behind Cinderella when the clock struck midnight (and looked surreal while dancing with Prince Kit).

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Don’t miss the fantastic Lily James in Theaters.

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