Below, Durran herself talks about exactly how she created Belle’s dress. Durran experimented with an array of colors and materials before finding the perfect match. “We camera-tested a lot of yellows,” she says. “It was just trying to work out the tone.” For the material, Durran landed on satin organza. “It’s still made of silk,” she says, “but it has a satin finish, so it’s less transparent than other organza.” The voluminous shape below the waist was created in a way that gave Watson freedom of movement. “There is a cage under some parts of it,” Durran says. “But mainly it’s layers of organza that just give it a lift, for it to have lightness.” “She has really beautiful hand-painted shoes with golden flowers,” says Durran of Watson’s custom footwear. “They are heeled, 18th-century shoes, but they are something that Belle can run in and that she can go off and save her father in.” To read more on Beauty and the Beast, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here – and subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. “Feathers were an inspiration for Emma,” Durran says.
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