We've been crazy about the costumes for Anna Karenina since the first stills were released, and it looks like we're not the only ones: They've been nominated for this year's Best Costume Design Oscar. Costume designer Jacqueline Durran is behind the amazing wardrobe that brilliantly mixed Russian aristocracy with 1950s Dior couture.
Anna Karenina marks the third time costume designer Jacqueline Durran has teamed up with director Joe Wright and the film's star Keira Knightley--and we think it's safe to say that the trio has definitely hit its stride. We got the chance to catch up with Jacqueline to ask her why she mixed 1950s couture with Russian aristocracy and what it's like to work in costume design. Read on to hear what she had to say and get a behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal look at some of the costumes.
When making a period film, most costume designers work diligently to ensure every detail of the costumes are historically accurate. Not so for Jacqueline Durran, the costume designer behind the lush costumes for the film Anna Karenina, who was as much inspired by 1950s couture as she was by the Russian aristocracy of the period.
In fact, the Anna Karenina star told us, "I haven’t actually even started to think about how the hell I’m going to get married.”