A look fit for the Capital.
While the new Hunger Games prequel seems to be lacking the over-the-top Capital fashion that we know and love from the franchise, it appears that Hunter Schafer has taken it upon herself to bring enough glamour for the entire cast. While her co-star Rachel Zegler subtly hinted at Katniss Everdeen's fire dress with a black-and-red Alexander McQueen orchid-print gown earlier this week, Schafer's look at the Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes premiere in London today had her looking like liquid gold.
For the big night (which marked one of the first major red carpets since the SAG strike concluded on Thursday night — though the Hunger Games film did qualify for an exception earlier this year) Schafer wore a gold two-pice ensemble from Prada that included a bra top, bolero, and floor-skimming skirt. The outfit included long, dangling ribbon ties at the bust and hip, and the top featured sculpted bra cups and a thick halter neckline accented with metal hardware. The actress, who is most well-known for her role on Euphoria, wore her hair pushed back to show off dangling pearl earrings.
While fans have pointed out how stark and gray the film looks from its trailers, director Francis Lawrence explains that he was inspired by post-WWII Berlin for the setting and mood. Plus, the movie is set before all the pomp and circumstance that came with the Jennifer Lawrence movies. He even goes as far as calling Songbirds & Snakes a "period piece."
"[The original movies] always had some futuristic elements, but they were almost contemporary in a way," production designer Uli Hanisch told Entertainment Weekly. "If you turn back 65 years in our real history, you are all of a sudden in the late '50s, beginning of the '60s ... It's an interesting way to look at it."
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