Thanks to Swarovski for inviting us to a special prescreening of Swarovski Entertainment‘s first movie on Tuesday, Romeo & Juliet. Written by Julian Fellowes (creator of Downtown Abby) and directed by Carlos Carlei, the story of this movie is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s epic tale of love and was written to appeal to the new generation. Actress Hailey Steinfeld and Douglas Booth (Burberry model) play the star crossed lovers in this film. Venturing out into movie production probably gives the company another creative outlet to enchant us into the glamorous world filled with drama and sparkles.
Here is a video clip of the trailer –
Set in 16th century, this movie takes you into the beautiful world of Renaissance with poetic, romantic and intricate costumes and other elaborate settings. Shot in Verona, Mantua and Rome, Italy, these gorgeous locations give us another reason to watch the movie.
The beautiful costumes designed by costume designer Carlo Poggioli light up the screen with their delicate and intricate details such as puffing, slashing, ruffles, lacing, embroidered panels, quilted details etc. According to Swarovski, an impressive number of over 20,000 crystals and pearls were used in the construction of these beautiful costumes. The highlight of the collection is a beautiful blue gown that Juliet wears to the Masquerade Ball where she gets spotted by Romeo for the first time. Made out of blue velvet, this gorgeous gown features silver and crystals embroidery, and is paired with a sparkling blue mask with silver netting to complete the look.
Costume Sketch – Courtesy of Swarovski
Juliet’s Costume – Courtesy of Swarovski
The video clip below shows how the costumes were made and all the details that went into making of these costumes.
Like Hailey says in the clip above, all the gowns are super sparkly and extremely pretty making it hard to pick out a favorite. Are you going to watch this movie? Do you like the costumes and sketches? Have a lovely weekend. 🙂