Local 706 - The Artisan

Summer 2017

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same clothes and the same hair style because they're alone with the war on. I worked closely with costume designer Stacey Battat, who had also been on Sofi a's movie The Bling Ring. For the costumes, we had one week to test. So we ran through all the looks with hair ornaments, taking pictures and doing a slight camera test—not really a motion camera but just seeing how everything looked together. This was helpful so we could know what the dinner scenes with all eight actors were going to be like—before any fi lming was done—and what the hair styles were going to be before we got to the set. A few things did change slightly as we went along; all the girls have their own personalities, so ideas came up. Some of the ornaments changed. I would say, "Oh, Sofi a, do you like this for Oona [Laurence]?" And she would say, "Yeah, I really like that one better." We had designed the looks in the fi rst tests we took and then when we got to fi lming, everybody got more comfortable with their looks and their hair styles. When in doubt we just asked Sofi a, right on the day of shooting. She would say "yes" or "no" because she knows exactly what she wants, including to period. I would ask Stacey as well, to coordinate with the wardrobe. The Beguiled was a good collaboration like before, and I hope we can do it again. • 36 All the women had hair extensions, with 2-3 different looks apiece, and sometimes we had to prep their hair the night before. For example, I braided Elle's hair every night for the next morning in order to get the texture. That took about 30 minutes. Nicole wore a wig, so Tony would prep her wig each night as well. For Kirsten, her hair was up most of the time in-character so I didn't have to braid her hair every night to prep for the following day, but I did have to re-braid her hair every day for her look in the fi lm. There were some scenes where her hair was down and I did have to prep it for those scenes. Elle had her basic look, but for one dinner scene, we needed her to look more formal. So we used hair ornaments and altered the hair slightly. Sofi a wanted a reality conveyed, that these women weren't paying money to get their hair done. All of them have the

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