Michael Kaplan did Flashdance, Blade Runner and Fight Club. Now, he continues his streak as costume designer extraordinaire by controlling the clothing of the much-awaited film, Burlesque. He told the LA Times, “I wouldn’t be doing my job if I was thinking about the effect of the movie on fashion. I do what I think is right for the character. I want them to look like they exist in the world.” Take a look at Christina Aguilera, Cher and some of the key costume moments below. View Post
Burlesque (the movie) is about Ali (Christina Aguilera) – a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day.
Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal.
GORGEOUS MEN AND WOMEN COMING TO A SCREEN NEARBY THIS THANKSGIVING. The trailer below shows below-par acting, but I have been an Aguilera fan for about ten years so I might just see this a couple of times in her honour and to honour my love of costuming.