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The Post-Movie Pixie Hairstyle: Charlize Theron vs. Anne Hathaway -- POLL

Some stars do it for the attention, but both Charlize Theron and Anne Hathaway underwent extreme hair makeovers for acting roles.

After Theron went bald before starting work on Mad Max: Fury Road last summer, she went to great lengths to keep her pate covered up, but at an event at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last night, the Oscar winner debuted a boyish blonde crop.

Going under the shears “reduced me to, like, mental-patient-level crying,” Anne Hathaway told Kelly Ripa of shaving her head to play Fantine in Les Misérables. One Oscar nomination later, Hathaway stepped onto the red carpet at the Golden Globes sporting a grown-out elfin style with side-swept bangs.

Who pulls off the pixie cut best? Cast your vote in the poll below.  READ FULL STORY

The Look of 'Les Misérables': Creating sets for a cast of thousands -- VIDEO

Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the sets of Les Misérables, which hits theaters on December 25.

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'Les Miserables': How costume designer Paco Delgado helped Anne Hathaway create Fantine


We already know that Anne Hathaway dropped 25 pounds by surviving on nothing but oatmeal paste and Oscar buzz to play the destitute Fantine in Les Miserables. (Following the strict guidelines of the best-selling book 19th Century French Prostitutes Didn’t Get Fat.) But to make her character look even more brink-of-death emaciated, Hathaway had a secret weapon: costume designer Paco Delgado.

“We worked with clingy fabrics,” says Delgado, who oversaw the creation of more than 2,200 outfits for the cast of the epic movie musical (in theaters now). “And [we] used an airbrush to darken the sides of her costumes to make her look even thinner.”

That wasn’t the only subliminal touch to Hathaway’s wardrobe, which helps show her character’s descent from factory worker to consumptive prostitute.


The Look of 'Les Miserables': Creating costumes for a cast of thousands -- VIDEO

Though his past work has mostly been on smaller projects like Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful and Álex de la Iglesia’s The Last Circus, Spanish costume designer Paco Delgado was called on to create an epic wardrobe for the cast of nearly 4,000 actors in Les Misérables.

Among his most difficult tasks; manually distressing costumes worn by the down-and-out Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) and the ill-fated Fantine (Anna Hathaway) to make them look threadbare, clothing scores of extras who filled in the ranks of convicts, prostitutes and revolutionaries, and coming up with historically accurate togs for Gavroche (Daniel Huttlestone) and the other the pint-sized street urchins.

Delgado also injected doses of color — specifically the color red — to the otherwise bleak scene of 19th century Paris. As for characters like Monsieur and Madame Thénardier, played to perfection by Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, their costumes are a sort of comic relief. “[We] were trying to bring their personalities, somehow, into the movie,” Delgado says of using garish fabrics to create the couple’s eccentric wardrobe.

Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the costumes of Les Misérables, which hits theaters on December 25.  READ FULL STORY

Anne Hathaway to be honored at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, '30 Rock' cast's gifts and more


Les Misérables star Anne Hathaway –who has already received SAG and Golden Globe noms for her role as Fantine — will be among the honorees at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 19. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Get a glimpse at the behind the scenes relationship between costume designer and actor as told by the heads of wardrobe for Hitchcock, Lincoln, The Master and Les Misérables. [LA Times]


'Les Miserables': How the hair and makeup team earned a spot on the Oscar short list -- VIDEO

It was no surprise that Les Misérables made the cut when The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed down the field of contenders for this year’s Academy Award in the Makeup and Hairstyling category.

Those elements have “got to really tell the story, it’s got to be brutal,” says the film’s hair and makeup designer, Lisa Westcott, who oversaw everything from Hugh Jackman’s beard extensions to Anne Hathaway’s bloody teeth and buzz cut, and the ever-changing disguises of Monsieur and Madame Thénardier (Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter).

Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the makeup and hairstyles of Les Misérables, which hits theaters on December 25.  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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