Lindsay Lohan has 'whirlwind wardrobe" for movie
Published 26/11/2012 | 08:30
Lindsay Lohan had a "whirlwind transformation" to make her into a convincing Dame Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick.
The star's costume designer Sal Perez has discussed the secrets behind Lindsay's look in the new Lifetime movie, which follows Elizabeth's turbulent relationship with Richard Burton.
A vintage wardrobe that honoured the 1960s and early 1970s was required, as well as numerous wigs to show the passing of time.
"The transformation was a whirlwind," Sal revealed to Zap2it. "You read all the drama in the press, and 90 per cent is made up. We had a phenomenal hair and make-up team and completely collaborated.
"I was really put to the test to make the movie believable and iconic at the same time. And also, we're talking Elizabeth Taylor and Lindsay Lohan, two woman who wear clothes very differently. I had to be inspired by Elizabeth Taylor, but flatter Lindsay Lohan."
Sal sourced some vintage shoes for Lindsay but revealed the red head also provided her own footwear to fulfil the role. Both similarities and differences between Lindsay and the legendary Hollywood star were discovered during wardrobe fittings.
"Both have tiny waists and large breasts, but they carry clothes very differently. I wanted to use a lot of vintage pieces to take Lindsay out of her comfort zone and force her into that silhouette. Lindsay has a 23-inch waist; I had heard that and didn't believe it. Period clothes have that sort of look - women were smaller and corseted. Also, Lindsay is taller than Elizabeth was... so we kept her in a lower heel," he explained. "Lindsay has an amazing collection of shoes. Including a lot of Chanel, and she brought them in. She has an affinity for vintage clothing."
As well as the wardrobe and the hair styling, jewellery played a huge part in the transformation. Sal gushed about the elaborate diamonds that were needed to make Lindsay convincing as the extravagant and elegant Elizabeth.
"We had an entire budget just to re-create jewellery," Sal continued."We needed to have the Taylor-Burton diamond, which he gave to her as a ring and was made into a necklace, so those two pieces, the Krupp diamond and La Peregrina pearl."
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