in the news: potter vs mcqueen

It’s every little girls’ dream – Harry Potter, a wedding and a beautiful Alexander McQueen gown.

Ok, I’ll admit not many little girls know of Alexander McQueen but apparently that’s not an issue because according to costume designer Jany Temime, the dress worn by Fleur Delacour (Clémence Poésy) for her wedding to Bill Weasley in the soon-to-be-released seventh Potter film is the costume designer’s own creation (above left).

Temime told the LA Times, “for the wedding dress, I wanted it to be a witch wedding dress but not a Halloween dress. The dress is white but it needed to have something fantastic to it. So there is the phoenix [motif], the bird, which is a symbol of love in a way because there is rebirth, love never dies, it is born again. So we have that in front of the dress to give a feeling of eternal love. It was the symbol of Dumbledore, too, but it is the symbol of love for the dress.”

I guess it’s a coincidence then that Fleur’s wedding dress looks an awful lot like Alexander McQueen’s peacock adorned dress from his Fall 2008 collection (above right).

If I were Hermione, I’d be reading up on how to perform the Obliviate spell.

Check out Lela London for more pics.

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