Swarovski once again adds depth and dimension to the big screen - this time, one of the most beloved stories of all time, Mirror Mirror, a retelling of the Snow White legend.
Visionary director Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell), who is known for featuring visually-stunning production design and intricate costumes on screen, reunited with the Oscar®-winning costume designer Eiko Ishioka (Immortals) and production designer Tom Foden (The Cell), who looked to Swarovski to add sparkle to the set.
Ishioka put her imagination to the test. “The Swarovski crystals were used in Eiko’s designs in creating three spectacular handmade costumes for the Queen, adorned with over 100,000 Swarovski Elements in nearly twenty colours, including the outrageous golden costume ball and blood-red party dress, as well as the elaborate wedding gown,” said assistant costume designer, Martine Gagnon.
Evil Queen Ball Gown
Evil Queen Garden Party Dress
Evil Queen Wedding Dress
Snow White’s(Lily Collins ) swan-inspired ball gown proved an especially difficult challenge for Collins.
“I had these wings that I would forget I had on and then try to walk through a doorway and get stuck,” she said of her costume for a glamorous ball scene. “It becomes so much a part of you that you forget how big you are in comparison to doorways and all that kind of stuff.”
Fortunately, Collins’s ability to lose herself in the film’s extravagant costumes also aided her character development. “They became really second skin, and they became the process of Lily turning into Snow White every morning,” she explained. “They really, really started to become part of maneuvering around the set in a way that Snow would, not necessarily how I would.”
They truly were pieces of art and a privilege to get to wear,” Collins shared. “Being in those costumes all the time, the little girl inside of me would just be in awe the whole time watching the film.”
Added Julia Roberts, “They’re stunning … They were completely original and authentic to what we were trying to accomplish.”