The limelight-loving pair of Madame de Garderobe and Cadenza — she’s a
singer, he’s a harpsichordist — needed costumes to match their bold
personalities. So Durran looked to classic 18th-century French fashions
worn by royal performers and added subtle, enchanting details to their
looks which were in keeping with the garb of the other castle denizens.
For the outfit Stanley Tucci wears as Cadenza, she says, “we cut up gold
lace fabric and appliquéd it on the coat and waistcoat to create the
impression of embroidery. It was one of my favorite things in the film’s
Audra McDonald’s dress wasn’t as delicate as Stanley Tucci’s outfit. As
Madame de Garderobe, the actress wore a gown that reflected the
interior’s grandeur and evoked the stately wardrobe she becomes once the
witch’s spell is cast. “l really wasn’t prepared for how they would
have me mirror [the wardrobe] in human form,” McDonald says. “She’s
humongously glorious, and the costume was so big I couldn’t sit down in
So I just got out of Beauty and the Beast. So here my opinion seeing as my family’s reaction is to say “you need to let other people have opinions to.” as they ignore me.
The opening scene. In fact it’s one of my favorites. The costumes are divine and the choreography is excellent.
The fight scene. OMG I couldn’t breath during the fight scene, every time I thought I stopped laughing I started again.
That one guy smiling when Madame Garderobe dressed him up. Little things make me happy okay. Leave my nb child alone.
Madame Garderobe. All time fave. She and her husband are adorable and my fave ship in this movie. Audra McDonald should have been cast as Belle. Yes I’m salty but that’s for the next part.
Agatha/the Enchantress. I enjoyed how she kept appearing throughout the film.
Gaston. Gaston is at the bottom of my list of villains (who I rank by song). But Luke Evans and the ensemble managed to make Gaston’s songs my favorite out of the movie.
Lefou. I will fight people for Lefou. He is my son now. The part in the ending where he gets to dance with another boy made my heart swell.
The jewelry they paired with the yellow dress was so pretty and I’ll take two ear cuffs please.
The Potts. I love how they showed the spell made Mr. Potts forget, but even then it was still farmilar
The spell. Yes 8/10 on the world building. The edits to the spell were👌👌👌
The cast. There are so many talented people and such diverse ages and skin colors and ugh I want that ensemble to show up at my funeral and sing me to eternal rest okay that ensemble needs an award.
Things that make me salty:
Emma Watson. This is gonna take a while. Look Emma I love you okay, you are a great Hermione but as Belle well you were missing a certain je ne sais quoi.
Namely stays. And to anyone who tries to tell me that stays or corsets are antifemist, all I can say is: Do you (expect women to) wear bras every day? Because what Emma Watson was doing was basically running around braless.
Honey every other woman on that set was wearing period accurate clothing right down to the underpinnings and the fact that you had a defined bust instead of a smooth front was very obvious. You stood out and not in a good way.
The yellow dress. *insert long line of expletives* GLITTER GLUE?! AND TEAR OFF SKIRT?? GO SIT IN A CORNER AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’VE DONE!!!!
The yellow dress isn’t all bad. It moves beautifully and the color is gorgeous.
I could see the zipper in almost every shot. The neckline didn’t lie right. What fabric did they use for the bodice? (Seriously this looks like the monstrosity The Play Moms tried to force me into back in 5th grade.) The glitter glue was as obvious as the lack of stays; (I don’t even give a shit about the panniers that almost every other woman was wearing; just are you kidding me with the stays.) Especially next to the gorgeous embroidery on pretty much ever other costume. The tiers are the completely wrong era and the the silhouette is ridiculously modern.
And then she rode off in her formal attire. And RIPPED THE SKIRT OFF!!!! I’m sorry but as someone who is personally handstitching an authentic 18th century outfit FUCK YOU DO YOU KNOW THAT’S MONTHS OF WORK??!!!! AND WORTH ABOUT AS MUCH AS BELLE’S ENTIRE HOUSE???!! Belle would have known that. Clothing was handmade and a lot more expensive so formal wear wouldn’t have been worn on a ride through the forest!
you have a movie where every one is gorgeously costumed in fairly accurate garb and then your heroine looks like you bought all her costumes at a Halloween Express.
Emma Watsons singing. She’s not bad. But next to everyone one else she’s obviously an amateur (also her technique made me want to scream. Your mouth needs to be rounded not flattened). Seriously I could have done better.
In case you couldn’t tell I wouldn’t have cast Emma as Belle. Nope. Audra is my Belle it is mycanon.
That Lumiere and Cogsworth weren’t a couple.
Cursed!Mrs.Potts and Chip are gonna give me nightmares just saying.
Why was everyone speaking with a British accent? They’re French? In France? Speaking French? Like they didn’t even have her be born in England and move to France nope evidently England conquered France when we weren’t looking and everyone in France now speaks with a British accent.
In the end it was an enjoyable movie. I would watch it again. But I’m SO tempted to start doing historical costume out of spite.
WARNING: SLIGHT SPOILERS FOR THE BATB MOVIE. These are screenshots taken of the b-roll that was released yesterday, and I’m going to confirm a few things using them.
Okay, I saw a lot of things going around on Tumblr about whether or not the prince was wearing makeup in the prologue scenes mentioned in the trailer. People who have read the novelization already know that he was, but I found a few shots that show he’s not the only one.
Here’s the first shot I got. It’s obvious that he has some kind of mask painted on over his eyes. In the novelization it’s hinted that Plumette painted it on before the ball. In the next few shots, you can see her handiwork a bit better.
(Also, the wig is a lot grayer than it looks, and his coat, if it is blue, is incredibly dark. Maybe portraying how dark his soul is at this point…)
Anyway. I found two more shots of the guests: Madame Garderobe and Cadenza accompanying her on the harpsichord.
They both have similar/matching makeup on their faces. This leads me to believe that this is some kind of masquerade ball. Now, some people may wonder why there’s a masquerade ball with no masks, but I think they’ve done a pretty good job of making Dan Stevens unrecognizable. Maybe it’s because the prince likes being in control, so he wants to really see the faces of his guests.
Before bursting with uncontrollable laughter, I urge you to take that necessary moment of open-mouthed silence where you genuinely wonder how someone created and someone ELSE approved of, the haphazardly ripped dress socks (….cheaper than just buying shoes, of course….), the karate-belt style sash, the MUSCLE MAN SUIT (….my God), and a make-up and wig design a la Ronald McDonald.
Lest we forget the 2D wonder selected for the backdrop of this photo….a VERY realistic and functional swinging dungeon. I assume they are banking on the audience ignoring the blue backstage doors peaking out behind….