Rodarte’s Black Swan Costumes Fell Down A Lot During Filming


The buzz surrounding Darren Aronofsky’s new film Black Swan has officially reached a fever pitch and while most of it surrounds star Natalie Portman and her potential Oscar nomination, a fair amount can be attributed to the baroquely beautiful costumes Rodarte designed for the actual “Swan Lake” performance in the film. But in spite of their allure, the costumes apparently had one fatal flaw.

Though Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy long stressed that the costumes’ function were just as important as their form, co-star Mila Kunis told the Associated Press that ultimately design took precedence.

“You would never go and do `Swan Lake’ and wear a full-on swan outfit without having a strap” to hold the outfit up, said actress Mila Kunis. “Given that it is in a movie and it is a certain form of disbelief. They had no straps. So, the busts kept constantly falling, you know. And so you make it work. You figure it out. But they were beautiful.”

We’re no experts but we’ll definitely give them points for trying. And at the end of the day, the costumes look amazing, so there. We can’t wait to see it — in fact, we’ve already bought tickets for the Sunday matinee — but in the meantime, here’s the trailer. One word: intense.

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