Costume-wise, Sofia Coppola‘s forthcoming film The Bling Ring is quite a departure from her other films. While most of her characters (excluding Marie Antoinette) tend to go with the understated, less is more aesthetic Coppola herself favors, The Bling Ring‘s teen thieves dress like the spoiled celebrity wannabes they are.
V spoke with the film’s costume designer Stacey Battat, who also outfitted the cast of Coppola’s last film Somewhere and we got a look at the interview.
Battat said it wasn’t too difficult finding inspiration in L.A. “I did a lot of market research at Kitson,” Battat said. Which makes a lot of sense–that store practically invented the laid-back Cali style all the starlets were sporting in the mid-aughts. Celebrities like Paris Hilton were photographed shopping there on what seemed like a daily basis.
“I learned about the label called Wildfox!” she continued. “And that scene they go into the store and shop like crazy took place there.”
In designing the costumes for Emma Watson and the rest of the gang, Battat “tried to re-create the hits of the last five to ten years,” and used labels including Herve Leger and Marc Jacobs to do it.
Needless to say, we are really excited to see this film–if only to see the rest of that Paris Hilton scene everyone keeps talking about–including Battat. Apparently, Hilton has a walk-in shoe closet that is organized by color. Obviously.