Guests: Kurt and Bart
This weeks guests have created some of the most iconic looks for superstars like Britney Spears, Pink, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, and Marilyn Manson. They are behind the wonderful costumes in the Oscar winning film Dallas Buyers Club, and most recently they designed the costumes for Mockingjay Pt 1 & 2 of the Hunger Games franchise.
Kurt Swanson and Bart Mueller, who make up the New York-based costume design team Kurt & Bart, created meticulously detailed looks for Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and the rest of the cast, along with over 10,000 extras. Yes, you read that correctly - 10,000 extras!
Unlike the previous Hunger Games films, Mockingjay Part 1 & 2 take place mainly in District 13 as Katniss leads the revolution against the Capitol. The costumes Kurt & Bart designed reflect the shift for each character as they take on new roles and the limitations of wartime. The result is both restrained in color and materials, but no less visually stunning.
You can see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in cinemas on November 20th.
Host/Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro
Producer: Renee Viterstedt
Editor: Tom Hansen
Theme Song: Carl Borg
Kurt & Bart is the design team of Kurt Swanson and Bart Mueller, based in New York. Their early career work includes creating costumes for music videos and commercials, and styling for some of the world’s most legendary photographers. Their television and film credits include Howl, How to Make It in America, Stoker, Dallas Buyers Club, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2, and the upcoming film Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson.