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Kim Kardashian’s Absolutely Fabulous costume inspiration

Published 24/07/2016

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian might not have a cameo role in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, but the film’s costume designer has revealed the reality star is referenced in one particular outfit.

Kim Kardashian’s bottom inspired one of the most outrageous costumes in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, the film’s costume designer has revealed.

The reality star might have been banned from having a cameo in the film by its stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, but Rebecca Hale couldn’t resist a nod to the reality star through an ensemble that Jane Horrocks wears as Bubble in one scene.

Rebecca, who also worked as costume designer on the Absolutely Fabulous television series, enlisted the help of British avant-garde designers Vin + Omi to design an outfit embellished with pillow emblazoned with hashtags, complete with a matching bag.

“Last year, there seemed to be a permanent obsession (with Kim's) bottom," Rebecca told Fashionista.com. "So I thought, 'let's put a really big bum into a costume somewhere.'"

After searching for the best option to do this, Rebecca landed on Bubble’s eccentric ensemble, which featured a winking emoji on the posterior.

The style is somewhat different for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which sees Jennifer’s Edina go on the run after accidentally pushing supermodel Kate Moss into the freezing cold River Thames.

In terms of the characters’ looks, Rebecca took the opportunity to “tone Edina down”, adding that “nowadays, one’s style is very free”.

She also grasped the chance to showcase British designers in the film, including Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon and Vivienne Westwood.

Of the latter, Rebecca explained: “Westwood has always got a social message going on and that's one of Edina's things: She wants to always be talking about what the new buzzword could be about.”

One scene sees Edina wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan 'Don’t Frack Me' while she wears another that says, 'I’m Not a Terrorist' for another scene.

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