All about Birdie’s (Kate Hudson) rainbow dress in Glass Onion
There’s so much to love Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheadswhich is now streaming on Netflix. The casting It’s incredible. Cameos are terribly funny. The plot is a maze of twists and turns, which is even more enjoyable to follow during a rewatch. But one of the best parts of the movie is the costumes, especially the jaw-dropping rainbow dress worn by Kate Hudson’s character, Birdie.
If you’ve seen the movie, you know what dress I’m talking about. It’s a long dress in shimmering rainbow fabric, which is mesmerizing when Birdie twirls as she dances in Miles’ (Edward Norton) living room. Knives out fans were broke by Chris Evans fisherman sweater in the original film, and the costumes for the sequel did not disappoint.
But unlike a cozy sweater, if you’re hoping to get yourself a rainbow dress, you’re out of luck. The dress was made from scratch by costume designer Jenny Eagan, who also designed the costumes for the original Knives out. Talk with The variety, Eagan – who reportedly felt pressure to create something as amazing as The Sweater for the sequel – said “there was something so glamorous and something so old-school Hollywood about it”. [about Birdie] … It’s hard to find a print that isn’t in your face all the time with designers. I thought, let’s be bold. We can make it ours.
The dress is stunning, but another layer of its grandeur is how ridiculous it looks. I say this as a middle-class peon who spends most Friday nights in my jams, but the idea of putting on a prom dress to hang out with half a dozen haters is something I can’t not really understand. Can I see myself removing the rainbow dress? No. No I can not. Fortunately, I can live vicariously through Kate Hudson.
There’s another reason I love the dress too, but I can’t talk about it without revealing some big spoilers.
The reason the rainbow dress is awesome
Major spoilers ahead! I’m serious! You have been warned!
When Miles tells everyone to look at Birdie’s dress, he’s not just expressing his admiration for high fashion. As Blanc reveals in the final act, Miles distracts everyone from the fact that he’s about to poison Duke (Dave Bautista) with pineapple juice.
In order to make this plot point believable, Eagan had to design a dress that would truly grab the attention of every character in the play, as well as every audience member. And in creating the rainbow dress, she did it…brilliantly.
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