Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

“Barbie” costume designer Jacqueline Durran has been doing wonderful work for the final 20 years. She’s chargeable for the fetching outfits seen throughout Joe Wright’s filmography (together with his “Anna Karenina,” for which she rightly gained an Oscar), in addition to these in movies as worlds aside as “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “The Batman.” Durran’s earlier collaboration with “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig on “Little Girls” additionally gained her an Oscar, and the chances are first rate she’ll earn at the least a nomination for designing the vibrantly colourful apparel worn by the residents of Barbieland.

In an interview with British Vogue, Durran revealed she and her group have been nonetheless engaged on the costumes for “Barbie” after filming had begun. Actually, it was truly Gosling who got here up with the thought for Ken’s lingerie to have his identify on them in huge, daring letters, which led to the first-look picture of the actor in character going viral. “We simply rushed to make it,” stated Durran, citing “retro sportswear” as a major supply of inspiration for Ken’s varied getups:

“He’s sporty. That is his fundamental factor. We had consumers in America that went to sellers and imported it for us as a result of we wanted a lot of it.”

Very like the real-life Ken doll, Ken’s wardrobe is restricted in Gerwig’s movie. “Nobody cares about Ken, everyone simply desires to play with Barbie,” stated Durran. “He matches Barbie and adjustments too however he has very, very, many much less choices.” Which may be true, however as Gosling’s plastic hunk learns within the movie, Ken simply being himself is greater than sufficient. And he seems to be fairly darn fierce in a cowboy hat in addition.

“Barbie” is at present enjoying in theaters.

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