In the Movies: The highly anticipated Black Swan film contains more sparkle than just the sparks flying between leading ladies Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman.
Costume designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte tapped Swarovski to lend some crystals to the film's stunning costumes.
Swarovoski donated nearly 250,000 crystals, weighing 40kgs for the ballet costumes, which enhanced both the black and white swan costumes, in addition to the diaphanous white gown worn by Natalie Portman's character.
The legendary crystals also helped enhance the set, for which Production designer Therese DePrez used six Swarovski chandeliers from the existing Schonbek collection to add sparkle and spectacle to the intense finale.
"It is an honor for Swarovski to collaborate with Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte on the ballet costumes and production designer Therese DePrez on BLACK SWAN. Swarovski crystal, renowned for its sparkling and alluring properties, is used to juxtapose the dark, dramatic costumes and sets which illustrate this chilling tale of a prima ballerina striving for perfection," says Nadja Swarovski, Vice President International Communications and Creative Director, Swarovski.
It's not the first time Swarovski has made it to the big screen. Swarovski crystals have also been featured in the classic films Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Wizard of Oz, Breakfast at Tiffany's and more recently in The Young Victoria, NINE, and Burlesque.
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