I am literally obsessed with The Hunger Games, it is my bath-time reading, and I have to admit as soon as I read the section on Katniss’s fire dress I have wondered how it will look when the book hits the big screen in March. Well it seems I wasn’t the only one as American InStyle asked a dozen New York Fashion Week designers including Charlotte Ronson, Tommy Hilfiger, Nicole Miller, Christian Cota, and The Blonds to sketch how they envision this amazing moment **noted this first went up on the site in December, but I have only just come across it** – there are so very hot designs.
“I am dressed in what will either be the most sensational or the deadliest costume in the opening ceremonies. I’m in a simple black unitard that covers me from ankle to neck. Shiny leather boots lace up to my knees. But it’s the fluttering cape made of streams of orange, yellow, and red and the matching headpiece that define this costume. Cinna plans to light them on fire just before our chariot rolls into the streets.” – Katniss in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I have to admit even though I am loving Charlotte Ronson’s flame cape my favourite has to be the vision of Katniss being engulfed in satin flames by design duo Phillipe and David Blond from The Blonds – I just love that they added some crystal bling on her bodysuit – very sexy. Nicole Miller also went for it with a leather and feathered parachute-inspired cape with a very carnival vibe headdress, where as Christian Cota decided to change it up with a two-tone bodysuit with the fiercest boots that I totally want. Seeing these visions has made me more excited to see this scene on the big screen – check out all the other looks on InStyle.com.
I just wish I could sketch my own version – maybe I will give it a go and get back to you all!!!
Excited about the film as much as I am? Well check out the official trailer – I seriously can’t wait!!!
[Images: via Hunger Games and InStyle.com]