Dressing for The Hunger Games: Tom Ford's Influence, Katniss' $30,000 Hair, and Avoiding the Dancing With the Stars Look

It's T minus 3 days until The Hunger Games opens! And yes, we already have tickets (and no, we will not be dressing up as our favorite characters, though we hope others at the theatre do.) This movie has strong characters and a really unique plot, and one of the reasons we're excited to see it brought to life is because fashion and beauty play such an important role--they're really a part of the story. The fact that a stylist is a pivotal character says a lot about how image can change people's perceptions. There's been a lot written lately about how the characters and their looks were coneptualized. From Cinna's Tom Ford influence to Katniss' $30,000 hair, read on for how some of the looks in this movie came to be.
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It's T minus 3 days until The Hunger Games opens! And yes, we already have tickets (and no, we will not be dressing up as our favorite characters, though we hope others at the theatre do.) This movie has strong characters and a really unique plot, and one of the reasons we're excited to see it brought to life is because fashion and beauty play such an important role--they're really a part of the story. The fact that a stylist is a pivotal character says a lot about how image can change people's perceptions. There's been a lot written lately about how the characters and their looks were coneptualized. From Cinna's Tom Ford influence to Katniss' $30,000 hair, read on for how some of the looks in this movie came to be.
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It's T minus 3 days until The Hunger Games opens! And yes, we already have tickets (and no, we will not be dressing up as our favorite characters, though we hope others at the theatre do). This movie has strong characters and a really unique plot, and one of the reasons we're excited to see it brought to life is because

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Katniss Everdeen's Braid: Braids have been a fashion statement for many seasons now, and when we saw Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss braid, we sort of swooned. But lest you think it is supposed to be fashionable, it isn't.

According to Linda Flowers, the head hair designer for The Hunger Games, in an interview with

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Cinna's Style: Lenny Kravitz gave a long interview to Moviefone (which we saw via

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Keeping Katniss True to the Book:

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The other big Katniss wardrobe moment is her "Girl on Fire" suit, which was designed by the same people who did the bodysuits for the "X-Men" movies. It's made out of "novelty stretch fabric with embossed plastic." While Makovsky had to tone down the interview dress, she had to add a little something to the "Girl on Fire" outfit, which seemed "bland" to her in the book.

We can't wait to see it all come to life. Which moment are you most looking forward to?