Until last night, any betting fashionista would have put her money on the theory that Katniss Everdeen’s wedding dress – as seen in the Victory Tour portrait released earlier this week – was the work of Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton.
But Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville has set the record straight, revealing that the maker of the gown is a lesser-known fashion designer who has dressed real-life celebrities like Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian.
Click on for all the details on Katniss’ wedding dress.
“Katniss’ white gown is by a designer named Tex Saverio in Jakarta. He is amazing! I found his designs quite some time ago and saved his information for a perfectly fitting project, then came Catching Fire – perfect!” Summerville told The Hollywood Reporter yesterday. “We did several Skype calls with sketches to work together in designing the wedding dress. I had seen a dress he designed with a similar metal bodice, and I wanted to incorporate it into our wedding-dress design.”
Summerville describes the gown – which appears to be a customized version of this dress from Saverio’s 2012 bridal collection – as a Swarovski-crystal-covered “organza corset under a metal cage” with a voluminous organza and chiffon skirt. The metal pieces rising up from the bodice are meant to signify fire and flames, while laser-cut feathers at the waist and shoulder hint at Katniss eventual transition into a Mockingjay.
Does Katniss’ wedding dress look like what you imagined when you read the description of it in Catching Fire?
Follow Bronwyn on Twitter: @BronwynBarnes
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’: See Peeta’s new look and more Capitol portraits
‘Dragon Tattoo’ costume designer signs on to ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
Style Hunter: Katniss Everdeen’s lace-up boots from ‘The Hunger Games’