Any bride will tell you how difficult it is to find the perfect wedding dress, but costume designer Aude Bronson-Howard was tasked with finding several gorgeous gowns to outfit Missy (Amanda Seyfried), the bride in The Big Wedding.
“I bought a bunch of [them] and cut them up [to make] one,” explains Bronson-Howard, who deconstructed several copies of a silk gown she scored off the rack at Saks Fifth Avenue and used the fabric to design an original dress with a structured silhouette, floral embellishments and intricate beading. “We basically took [them] apart and put [them] back together.”
And because of all the action that takes place in the big screen comedy, which arrives in theaters today, Bronson-Howard had to make more than one copy of the one-of-a-kind dress. ”Missy ends up in the lake, and you need to shoot that several times. So yeah, there were duplicates. One to stay dry, two to [get wet],” she says. ”It would have been much easier, I suppose, going to a designer and getting a nice dress from them, or me designing it from scratch, but it’s kind of a combo platter.”
Also in the mix: hair accessories, jewelry and shoes that the costume designer says reflect more than just the character’s style. READ FULL STORY »