26.10.10

Is costume designer Jany Temime asking us to play "Spot the difference"?

Is Imitation a form of flattery?

Even if you are not into Harry Potter, you probably heard of the new movie coming out on November 19, 2010. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, aka Harry Potter 7. I am not really a Potter fan but I like the costuming.

French costume designer Jany Temime has been working her magic on 6 of the 8 Harry Potter movies. There is no dough, she is a talented costume designer.. but she does'nt deserve all of the credit on a wedding dress she designed in the upcoming movie. She made a dress identical to one from Alexander McQueen 2008 collection and seem to be taking the credit for it!


Let’s play “Spot the difference” shall we.. can you spot all 3? First is the heads of the birds, one is peacocks and the the one are phoenixes. Second is the length of the gown. Third is the neckline.


Alexander McQueen dress from his 2008 prêt-à-porter collection. J'ADORE!



Jany Temime's dress. Spoiler photos of the scene in which bride Fleur Delacour (played by Clémence Poésy) dance with Bill Weasley.


In a recent interview with the Los Angeles times, Jany was talking about her inspiration on that dress and this is how she described the inspiration behind the wedding dress:
“Fleur’s dress is made in organza and decorated with a pair of phoenixes that face one another on the bodice and form the silhouette of a heart. I chose the phoenix because, like love, it is eternal.”

Ok, that was a lovely sentimental statement Jany.. but you forgot one thing! ALEXANDER MCQUEEN!! Hello?? What was she thinking.. doesn't she knows how many people in the world are obsessed with Alexander McQueen and people will say something? It is one thing to copy a creation you like and wear it yourself. It is another thing to copy it for a production and will make money from it. I can only imagine the type of drama this will cause if she does’nt start citing her inspiration. Knockoffs in fashion aren’t a new trick, I get it but at least give the credit to who came up with the idea! At least change the color or something! Alexander McQueens team refused to comment but there is no way they approve of this!

Did you know that Emma Watson, the Harry Potter actress, is only 19 and her 2009 income is estimated to be a total of £20 million. Not bad!

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