How Emma Watson’s Iconic Beauty and the Beast dress Was Made

ESC: Beauty and the Beast, Gown

Walt Disney Studios Movement Footage

Say hey to one of the vital iconic clothes in fairy story historical past: Belle’s yellow robe.

Certain, you see the golden silhouette come to life each Halloween on small ladies with fantasy goals, however you have by no means seen it like this earlier than.

On March 17th, Disney releases the live-action movie Magnificence and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Luke Evans.  If you happen to had been younger when the 1994 animated movie got here out, you are most likely fan-girling fairly laborious proper about now. And if you happen to’re additionally a dressing up design buff, you are pleasure might be double.

Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran took on the duty of recreating the animated garment from the well-known dance scene within the movie, and E! Fashion Collective has bought the within scoop.

“We ended up making a easy gown, as a result of what was most necessary was the motion of the gown. It was a really mushy construction constructed up by with meters and meters of silk organza dyed yellow and reduce broadly in a round form, in order that it emphasised her motion,” the designer acknowledged. “For Belle, the [Swarovski] crystals had been a part of Garderobe’s, the speaking wardrobe, crowning glory to the yellow robe, when added to the gown’ golden print they supplied the ultimate magical flourish.”

Wish to know what went into creating scene with the enduring golden gown? The numbers beneath inform all.

ESC: Beauty and the Beast, Gown

Walt Disney Studios Movement Footage

…of preparation for Jacqueline’s workforce earlier than capturing was scheduled to start.

…to create the ultimate robe.

…had been added to intensify the gown.

…of feather mild satin organza used to create the gown.

…of fake marble used for the dance flooring that the gown glides on.

…which had been primarily based on precise chandeliers from Versailles, had been draped over the dance flooring.

…had been grown or bought throughout manufacturing.

Even higher, Atelier Swarovski has created a set primarily based on the live-action movie: Enchanted Rose. Now you may take part on the entire magic.

Do not forget to take a look at Magnificence and the Beast in theaters tomorrow!


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