Katy Perry may have hung up her blue wig, but Lily Collins picked up on the bold hair trend for her appearance in a stylish new music video.
The Mortal Instruments actress sports a blue coif in M83’s “Claudia Lewis,” in which she plays an alien sent from outer space to experience high school here on Earth.
The mastermind behind Collins’ vibrant look? None other than fellow actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed the video — which co-stars Israel Broussard (The Bling Ring) and Ashley Rickards (Awkward) — for MTV’s critically acclaimed Supervideo series. (Drew Barrymore previously worked with the franchise on a video for Best Coast’s “Our Deal,” in which she directed Chloe Moretz, Shailene Woodley, and Donald Glover.)
“Blue hair is definitely having a moment,” Howard recently told Vogue.com, though I’m guessing she was likely referencing Lea Seydoux’s Blue is the Warmest Color, and not Amanda Bynes’ wigged look for a recent court appearance. “It happens at least every seven years.” The Help actress took visual cues from David Bowie’s 1976 sci-fi drama The Man Who Fell to Earth, but added her own timely twist. “We were toying around with the idea of [giving] her orange-ish hair [like Bowie’s]… but we wanted to go for something that was truly other-worldly.”
When it came to Collins’ wardrobe, Howard worked closely with costume designer Patrik Milani. EW caught up with Milani to learn more. Read on to find out more about Collins’ space makeover and watch the video. READ FULL STORY