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Manuel Albarran- The Man Behind the Maleficent Wardrobe


Still from Maleficent via Disney

I finally got a chance to take the kiddies to see Maleficent. First off...great movie, great message..loved it, but what I loved more were the costumes the Angelina Jolie wore in this movie!!! There is one scene, were she is sitting on her evil throne in a long black cape........yassss!!!!! The man behind these fabulous looks is none other than Manuel Albarran. Albarran has worked with the likes of Beyonce and Madonna and is know for his Metal Couture pieces.  His expertise in leather, metal, and corestry made him the perfect costume designer to create the intricate, flowing, and over the top looks that spilled evil via Malificent's wardrobe.


Still from Maleficent via Disney

Still from Maleficent via Disney

Albarran studied fashion in Spain and invented special techniques to bring his original pieces to life. When creating pieces for the 2014 version of Maleficent, he drew inspiration from the original fairy tale, and made models of the final costumes with animal bones, skins, skulls, and metal to create the pieces.
Still from Maleficent via Disney

Still from Maleficent via Disney

Get into that face. Jolie is wearing M.A.C Pro Longwear Lipglass in Anthurim. She reportedly underwent over 70 hours of makeup during the duration of shooting the movie. 

Looking at Albarran's work below, there is no wonder he was chosen for this project.

Image courtesy of http://www.manuelalbarran.com

Image courtesy of http://www.manuelalbarran.com

Image courtesy of http://www.manuelalbarran.com

Image courtesy of http://www.manuelalbarran.com