There may still be eight months to go before The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is released in theaters, but fans have cause to celebrate today: Capitol Couture is back.
The blog, originally launched last January and said to be run by the Capitol, is up and running once again. This time it’s kicking off the Catching Fire promotion with a official portrait of Effie Trinket donning perfectly over-the-top dress and hair, as well as some shoes that are sure to make Lady Gaga jealous. Fun note: Every detail of the site is perfectly in character, even down to a licensing blurb at the bottom of the page. “Capitolcouture.pn is a Capitol Sanctioned Source for Fashion & Culture. Lic.741-20.”
“Head to heel in couture, Effie enchants in an exploding silhouette of chiffon and organza blooms,” the fawning photo description proclaims. “Never one to waver in her fashionable footwear, her heel-less boots are shod with a golden horse-shoe platform.”
Check out the first “Capitol Portrait” below, and stay tuned. According to a countdown clock on the site, the next picture premieres in just three hours:
The Capitol clearly doesn’t mess around. Katniss better hope the odds continue to be in her favor.