- Insider has an exclusive look at how some of the jaw-dropping looks in “Cruella” were created.
- See a few sketches that inspired the looks, created by Oscar winner and costume designer, Jenny Beavan.
- “Cruella” is now available to purchase digitally in addition to streaming exclusively on Disney+.
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Emma Stone had a total of 47 costume changes in Disney’s live-action “Cruella.”
Starring Stone and Emma Thompson, the live-action “101 Dalmatians” prequel takes a deep dive into the origin story of Disney’s notorious puppy-murdering fashionista, Cruella.
It also delivers some wickedly, jaw-dropping fashion that’s sure to inspire cosplay for years to come.
Created by costume designer, Jenny Beavan, the Oscar winner honed in on four colors to inspire Cruella’s palette: black, white, grey, and red.
In the film’s production notes, Beavan says Estella’s look was inspired by a photograph of German punk rock/New Wave singer named Nina Hagen.
“Whether it’s this incredible black-and-white ball where I then set myself on fire and turn into a red dress or the ball at the end where everyone is dressed as Cruella, and we’re all wearing the same dress, it was spectacular,” Stone says in a behind-the-scenes exclusive feature for the film shared with Insider.
Take a look at some of Cruella’s looks and their sketch inspiration below.
At a red carpet event, Cruella photobombs The Baroness by arriving on a motorcycle briefly to show off a black leather jumpsuit with tire-tread shoulders.
Soon after, Cruella stomps atop The Baroness’ car in a dress with a 12.19m train. It’s made from The Baroness’ 1967 collection of gowns.
“I always love juxtaposing the crisp military jacket with a flouncy skirt,” Beavan said in the clip. “We basically took that idea and exploded it.”
The jacket appears to be decorated with medals and other military symbols, but that’s not the case.
“They’re actually all toys; watch straps. There’s a toy couplet on each shoulder,” said Beavan.
“Cruella” is available now on digital and is currently streaming on Disney+ with Premier Access. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on September 21.