Capitol Couture



CapitolTV has released a second set of Victory Tour posters from their archives, and we at Capitol Couture are in agreement; they couldn’t be any more beautiful. It’s fair to say that few of us living in Panem today have ever laid eyes on these rare and precious artifacts, with them having been sealed in the Capitol vaults for over 60 years.

Mags Flanagan, immortalized here as a young woman, looks as fierce and tenacious as ever. Her triumphant win in the 11th Hunger Games made her a household name and Panem’s sweetheart for years to come. It’s incredible to think this stoic girl is the same woman that smiled so warmly and fought so valiantly alongside Katniss Everdeen in the 75th Hunger Games.

Fashioning olive fatigues, Mags’ vintage look feels surprisingly on-trend with the current wave of militia attire. This, paired with minimal makeup, makes Mags look devastatingly elegant and timeless. Could Mags have been an overlooked style icon? Capitol Couture thinks so.

As fabulous and eye-catching as this heroic imagery is, and while Mags returned to the Games during the most recent Quarter Quell, these iconic Victory Tour posters remained under lock and key until now… perhaps saving them for greater impact when the message was needed most by The Capitol Gamemakers? Only time will tell.

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The Union of Finnick and Annie

Capitol Couture is proud to announce the union of victors Finnick Odair and Annie Cresta. In one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year, the two celebrated their love for one another in one of District 13’s exquisite greenhouses. Friends and witnesses ate, drank and danced the night away; taking the night off to celebrate the power of love and the promising future of this burgeoning rebellion. Best of luck to you Finnick and Annie!


I’ve spent the last several weeks just slightly obsessed with the amazing work costume designer Judianna Makovsky and her crew have done designing the wonderfully over the top ensembles of Capitol citizens in the upcoming movie The Hunger Games (which I’ll be seeing with my little sister tomorrow at midnight).

Upon reading in the LA Times that…

For inspiration for the Capitol costumes, Makovsky looked at Italian Fascist architecture and the work of 1930s and ‘40s designer Elsa Schiaparelli for her “sense of elegance and amusement.”

my course of action became clear.

I have chosen to interpret this as a near divine order to temporarily abandon my current topic and spend the next few days shamelessly spamming Schiaparelli (who ranks solidly in my top 5 favorite designers ever) until the movie comes out.

You may commence your drooling.

The Art of Rue-ing (by Marc Marcos)

How to:

  1. Find a sleeping victim
  2. Arrange an array of flowers around said victim
  3. Perform the Hunger Games salute
  4. Take pictures

Happy Hunger Games



What a whirlwind this past week has been! Seemingly in an effort to raise spirits around the Capitol’s war efforts, CapitolTV has been releasing long-sequestered Victory Tour posters from the CMI archives. Following the release of striking images of the resilient Porter Millicent Trip (victor of the 38th Games) and the beloved Mags Flanagan (victor of the historic 11th Games), today we’re blessed with a staggering poster set featuring the stalwart Augustus Braun from District 1.

Augustus Braun, aka “The Cavalier Career”, stands amongst stark Capitol architecture in these 67th Victory Tour posters. His white ensemble is bright and optimistic; a knowing aesthetic decision in direct contrast to the unkempt persona he cultivated during his Games. Braun stands proud, both of his success in the arena and of his nation, secure in his legacy as Panem’s Favorite Son. The Capitol duly sung his praises as he toured the districts, bringing with him a message of prosperity and reconciliation to the people.

It’s an honor to showcase your Victory Tour posters, Augustus. May it remind our readers of a happier era in this great country, and serve to inspire those that seek to make a difference during these trying times.

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Samsung Presents: Plume

A modern look for the modern Capitol Citizen. Created with wearability in mind, this look is perfectly suited for shopping during the day or attending a casual function in the evening. This bold feather mohawk packs a big punch—a bold alternative to your everyday wig. The look is supported by a skin-tight PVC body suit featuring well-placed cutouts and gladiator shoulder pads draped with lush white furs. We applaud the collaboration of Samsung and Capitol Contributor Susanne Bartsch for creating looks that challenge our notions of fashion and invite us all to rise to the occasion.