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'The Big Wedding': Building the perfect dress for Amanda Seyfried, putting Robert De Niro in preppy togs

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

'Les Miserables' Fashion Face-Off: Anne Hathaway vs. Amanda Seyfried

Early reviews of the ambitious movie adaptation of Les Misérables are mixed, but that didn’t stop the film’s leading ladies from taking some fashion risks at last night’s premiere in New York City.

Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine, swept onto the red carpet in a Tom Ford black taffeta cape-back dress. The actress’ bondage-style Tom Ford boots — reportedly custom-made using faux leather since Hathaway is a vegan — could hold some serious weaponry. She finished the S&M-inspired look by slicking back her Audrey Hepburn-style pixie and swiping on a bordeaux lip color.

On the other side of the spectrum, Amanda Seyfried, who plays Cosette, braved the rain in an elegant strapless Alexander McQueen dress with a gold embellished bodice and gold-buckled tortoise-shell belt. Seyfried accessorized with an Alexander McQueen clutch, Harry Winston jewels, a braided bun and an extreme, bronze cat-eye.

Whose Les Mis premiere ensemble worked best?  READ FULL STORY

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