Tonight sees the well-loved Shakespeare classic – ‘Romeo & Juliet’ receive an antipated revival in its’ international film premiere. The first feature film by Swarovski Entertainment Ltd, we take an exclusive look at the costumery behind the exciting adaptation.
Adapted for the screen from Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy by Julian Fellowes and directed by Carlo Carlei, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the tragic lovers. The 2013 remake is the first told in a Renaissance setting in 44 years, giving plenty of artistic scope to create an enchanting tale about forbidden love, desire and passion.
‘Romeo & Juliet’ perfectly embodies the spirit and legacy of the Swarovski brand, and the iconic label lends their name to the golden screen with costumery and set design. Commenting for Swarovski, Nadja Swarovski says: ‘Swarovski has worked with talents in costume and set design ever since the emergence of the silver screen, and we are committed to supporting creativity across industries such as fashion, jewellery, design and film.
Romeo & Juliet felt like the perfect project to deepen that involvement and collaborate with established visionaries like Ileen and Julian whilst also supporting today’s emerging talent. The young stars have a chemistry that translates beautifully onto the big screen and will captivate audiences around the world for years to come.’
With a history spanning 80 years on the silver screen, and having worked hand-in-hand with countless costume, jewellery and set designers on some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions, it is a natural evolution for Swarovski to move into film production. Swarovski Entertainment aims to express Swarovski’s philosophy, ideas and values through moving images to enchant and inspire audiences around the world.
Romeo & Juliet opens in cinemas nationwide today.
Michelle Chai is a self-confessed colour avoider, avid coffee enthusiast, multi-tasker extraordinaire and, by night, a regular fashion blogger at Daisybutter. She edits Aesthetic (both online and print) and really enjoys her ongoing quest for the perfect knit. FYI, this one came close to nabbing the title.