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Thursday 2 October 2014

Kirsten Dunst's costume collaboration

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst found herself having a "little wiggle" in the vintage costumes she wore in The Two Faces of January.

The blonde actress stars in '60s-set thriller The Two Faces of January, where she got to wear an array of striking outfits that represented the era, including shift dresses, wide-brimmed hats and ladylike white gloves.

Her co-stars Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac looked equally as dashing in their suave outfits.

"Steven is meticulous, but it's also very effortless. He's very good at making it not look costumey. It's a marriage between the costume designer and the actor getting it right together, because you know things about your body that they might not know right away, or colours that might look better," she gushed to vogue.co.uk.

"I love doing period films, I really do. It's just so much prettier! Especially in this movie, I feel like the wardrobe helped shape the character. I had this little wiggle because of the skirts."

Steven was equally as complimentary about Kirsten, and reveals that the pair shared a close bond from the get-go.

He filled the costume department with vintage gems for authenticity, and took inspiration from designers including Christian Dior, Chanel and Lanvin.

"It was a joy to work with all three actors, but I really bonded especially well with Kirsten in our first costume fitting at Elstree Studios. I called in vintage clothes from around the world and made the fitting room look like a vintage Aladdin's cave, and we spent many hours trying on shapes and silhouettes and choosing fabrics.

"The clothes for the three main characters were all bespoke and the remaining 3,000 cast were a mixture of bespoke and vintage - either bought or hired from costume houses. A selection also came from my own personal studio collection," he divulged.

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