Meet the Designer behind Katniss Everdeen's Wedding Dress
With all of the craziness currently surrounding The Hunger Games Catching Fire, there is buzz generating around everyone and everything to do with it. Most recently, the entertainment and fashion worlds are obsessing over Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) elaborate wedding dress.
Based on Twilight’s wedding looks, we can pretty much guarantee than fans of the series will be flocking to imitate this avant-garde look for their own weddings.. If the fervor surrounding Bella Swan’s long-sleeve lace wedding dress is any indication, versions of Saverio’s design is bound to end up in department stores and wedding shops across the world.
The Indonesian designer behind the masterpiece, Tex Saverio, is about to be a household fashion name. He’s already heralded as the Indonesian Alexander McQueen and is admired by fashion superstars Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian. Gaga is even wearing his piece, My Courtesan, in the May 2013 edition of US Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
The actual dress that Katniss Evedeen wears in the film is from Saverio’s second collection for Spring 2011. It had a few alterations including being covered in Swarovski crystals with the metal cage extended to signify fire while the voluminous skirt is covered in Mockingjay-esque chiffon. It’s called “La Glacon” and it’s inspired by the contradicting spirit of ice, which appears light and delicate yet feels strong and tough. “Ice also symbolizes a woman’s character, which expresses a gentle, feminine look but has a strong fighter spirit inside,” explains the designer.
He goes on to say that, “I love experimenting with unique materials, such as flexible metals, synthe-tic leathers, feathers, transparent nets, threads plaited together and blended with unique embroideries as well as metal chains bound together with coins and steel wires…Now, I feel more motivated than ever. If people already appreciate me as the Indonesian McQueen, then it is my job to always present the best collections to them.”
Catching Fire’s costume designer, Trish Summerville, is a fan of Saverio, saying, “I found his designs quite some time ago and saved his information for a perfectly fitting project, then came Catching Fire—perfect. We did several Skype calls with sketches to work together in designing the wedding dress. I had seen a dress he designed with a similar metal bodice, and I wanted to incorporate it into our wedding dress design.”
Lauren Chan is the editor of the Bridal Guide.