Alexander McQueen revealed as the inspiration behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Capitol Couture outfits

Sophia Moir
7 March 2013

The inspiration behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Capitol Couture outfits has been revealed.

Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer, Sarah Burton OBE, created the outfit that Effie Trinket wears in the promotional shots.

The Creative Director of British fashion house Alexander McQueen designed the dress for the brand’s AW12 ready-to-wear show at Paris Fashion Week.

The futuristic frock features red, oversized ruffles that are cinched in with a metallic belt.

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It’s teamed with a pair of ruffled red heels – both items of which are worn by Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks) in the newly released Capitol Couture propaganda shots.

But she’s not the only Hunger Games: Catching Fire character to have been inspired by the Brit design house.

The white dress that Katniss Everdeen wears (played by Jennifer Lawrence) looks remarkably similar to another Alexander McQueen design.

The runway frock was part of the brand’s AW11 collection and was presented at Paris Fashion Week.

[Related: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence portrait revealed]

It features a jewel encrusted bodice and ruffled bottom half that resembles Katniss’ dress in the shots.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire wardrobe department also take inspiration from British designer, Christopher Kane.

The designer’s navy blue, futuristic style frock – showcased at London Fashion Week AW12 – looks like it inspired Katniss’ victory tour wardrobe in the film.

The reason for this high fashion direction could be because of the new costume designer for Catching Fire, Trish Summerville.

She formerly led the costume team on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and is known for creating powerful looks for female characters.

Do these new images make you as excited for the Catching Fire release as us? Let us know over on Twitter now.

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