Update: This is one rumor that now appears untrue. From Fashionista
Herpen would be absolutely perfect for the job–her structural, futuristic aesthetic is very Capitol-esque. Only she’s not doing it. We’ve reached out to Herpen’s PR and they confirm that she is not working with the film or any of the actresses.
. Thanks to Hunger Games Trilogy for the update.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Iris van Herpen has come on board with Head Costume Designer, Trish Summerville, to design one outfit for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Rumor has it this may be the most fiery costume of the film, Katniss’ Wedding Dress!
Could van Herpen be the designer behind the dress that bursts into fire? An inside source on the movie says van Herpen is indeed working on one costume for the film, but didn’t confirm which one. After seeing her dresses made to look like splashes of water, the fiery dress does sound right up her alley.
Belgian-born Herpen, who interned with Alexander McQueen, and just showed her Spring 2013 couture line in Paris on Jan. 21 (Monday), is fascinated by the elements: water, air or smoke. To give you an idea of her inspirations, her past collections have been named Chemical Crows, Crystalization, Hybrid Holism, Radiation Invasion, Escapism Couture, Synesthesia and Mummification.
For her Spring 2013 couture collection – called Voltage – the avante garde designer captures lightning in clothing, explaining in her run-of-show that she was “inspired by a childhood dream, a desire to understand, control and re-create lightning.”
In the photo above you can see some of van Herpen’s designs, she definitely has that “out there” quality that could make the wedding dress quite memorable if this rumor proves to be true. It does bring up a question, is the article saying the dress has been completed and the scenes shot, or could this be a scene that needs to be done yet in March, which Jennifer indicated more filming would commence? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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Read the full article at THR.