Jacqueline Durran talks about Emma Watson’s iconic yellow gown from the upcoming Disney movie.
Belle’s yellow gown from Beauty and the Beast, is one of the most iconic dresses in the fairy tale history. Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran took on the task of recreating the animated dress for the upcoming Disney movie, for the famous dance scene in the film.
“We ended up creating a simple dress, because what was most important was the movement of the dress. It was a very soft structure built up with meters and meters of silk organza dyed yellow and cut broadly in a circular shape, so that it emphasised her movement,” the designer stated, as reported by Eonline.com. “For Belle, the (swarovski) crystals were part of the finishing touch to the yellow gown. When added to the dress’ golden print the crystals provided the final magical flourish,” she adds.
The dress took nearly 18 weeks of preparation for Jacqueline’s team before the shooting was scheduled to begin, and around 12,000 hours to create the final gown.