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5 Fashion Designers You Never Knew Worked on Animated Films

Hello fashion lovers and cartoon enthusiasts alike! Did you know that the worlds of fashion and animation have collided more than once before? It’s true – in fact, many fashion designers have tried their hand at outfitting characters in famous animated films. While many may not think to associate these two industries together, some designers have used this opportunity to showcase their creativity and innovative designs in a unique way. Here are 5 fashion designers you never knew worked on animated films.

  1. Patricia Field

Patricia Field is known for her work on popular TV series such as “Sex and the City” and “Younger,” but she also worked on Disney’s “The Devil Wears Prada.” Field, who was the costume designer for the film, sought to create a look for the character of Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep) that was both powerful and chic, and she succeeded in doing so.

  1. Tom Ford

Tom Ford is a well-known fashion designer with his own brand, but he also made a splash in the animated film world when he designed outfits for the character “Susan” in “Nocturnal Animals.” Ford used his signature sleek and stylish looks to create unique outfits for the film’s lead, proving that his talents extend beyond the runway.

  1. Kate and Laura Mulleavy

The Mulleavy sisters are the founders of the fashion house Rodarte, but they also worked on the costume designs for the Black Swan movie. The sisters sought to create looks that were both elegant and haunting, reflecting the psychological thriller’s main character, Nina (played by Natalie Portman). They even designed unique tutus with feathers and crystals for the ballet scenes.

  1. Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is a household name in fashion, but few know that he also designed clothing for the animated film “The Great Gatsby.” Lauren worked with the film’s costume designer to create a look that was both stylish and historically accurate. Lauren’s designs were featured in the famous party scene, which showcased decadent flapper dresses and elegant suits.

  1. Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson is known for her whimsical, over-the-top designs, and she brought that same energy to Disney’s “The Aristocrats.” Johnson designed an outfit for the character Duchess, which included a pink dress with a matching pink hat. The outfit was true to her signature style and added a touch of fun to the film.

It’s always interesting to see how industries can overlap and unite in unexpected ways. Who knew that some of the top fashion designers in the world also had a hand in creating iconic costumes for animated films? From Tom Ford to Ralph Lauren, these designers used their expertise to add a new level of creativity to the world of animated movies. Perhaps there will be more designers adding their signature styles to future animated films, giving us greater appreciation for the artistry in every frame.

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