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10 most expensive costumes in the history of movies and series

The Devil Wears Prada, 2006, 20th Century Fox, Variety

10. Kleopatra

A feature film about the great Egyptian ruler was shot in 1963. Despite the budget $ 31 million the film struggled with a lack of funds. Almost a quarter of the budget fell on period costumes, of which the most expensive was Cleopatra’s wig made of real human hair and a jewel of real gold. The financial costs of the costumes were used very inefficiently, from 110 costumes only 65 appeared in the final cut. Cleopatra’s representative Elizabeth Taylor had a huge problem with the costumes. She let it be heard that filming was like a gym for her. Most of the scenes wore heavy gold robes that matched their weight to the uniforms of soldiers in full field and a royal crown weighing over 7 kilos.

Cleopatra, 1963, 20th Century Fox, io9

9. Hello, Dolly!

Unforgettable Barbra Streisand in the movie classic Hello, Dolly! she dressed for $ 8,000, the purchase price of which would be $ 55,000 today. Their price was given mainly due to planting 14 carat Swarovski crystals, which also signed on the weight of the dress. The actress was wearing it weighing almost 19 kilograms. This is exactly the reason why in the original dance scenes, the actress usually sways to the rhythm of the music.

Hello, Dolly!, 1969, 20th Century Fox, Letterbox

8. Titanic

Of course, the film with the largest budget in history must be counted among the films with the most expensive costumes. Surprisingly, the most expensive pieces were not the robes of the main heroine, but the necklace itself, around which the story unfolds. Although The true story of this heart shaped necklace it’s not very clear, the film certainly made it a very important thing in which it was necessary to invest properly. The replica was made by the London jewelry store Asprey za $ 10,000.

Titanic, 1997, Paramount, US Magazine

7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Probably the most famous costume from this iconic film is black dress Audrey Hepburn, which earned fame long after the film itself was shot. They were created by the Givenchy brand and were sold at auction in 2006 for almost $ 900 thousand. The jewelry used in the film reached worth over $ 50,000, so they had their own protection service during the filming and he was not allowed to borrow them none of the staff.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961, Paramount, Bustle

6. Game of Thrones

An epic series that changed the lives of many of us. Rock fans certainly appreciated the sophistication of the individual costumes. Not only did they define each character, but they also characterized the family / clan to which the character belonged. It would therefore be surprising if such a narrative series did not have a busy budget. Her costumes were on command designer Michele Clapton. In an interview with Buzfeed, she admitted that she was the most elaborate at the same time The most expensive costume was Margaera’s wedding dress with hand folded flowers.

Game of Thrones, 2011-2019, HBO, Vanity Fair

5. Sex in the city

These women have one thing in common – they love Martin, they like to slander each other and they are trendy. Sex in City 2 therefore had a budget for costumes up $ 2 million. For example, in a karaoke scene, ladies wear outfits for more than $ 50,000.

Sex and the City 2, 2010, New Line, Bustle

4. Super small

The relatively older series in the original version called Gossip Girl is a partial phenomenon in terms of the price of costumes used. It has had an impact in terms of fashion, especially in the USA, on a whole generation of young people who are growing up at the turn of the millennium. In the outfits created for this series, brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga či Dior. The value of the main character’s handbag was on average $ 30,000.

Gossip Girl, 2007-2012, The CW, Hollywood.com

3. Black Panther

Marvel’s feature film stands out against others in costumes inspired by traditional African clothing. The figure of Queen Ramonda wears a high crown, which is typical of married people women of the African Zulu tribe. W’Kabi wears a colored blanket around his shoulder, which in turn is a hallmark of Sothy, inhabitants of Lesotho. T’Challa, on the other hand, wears a brightly colored scarf just like the Akans. In addition to African art, the stylists also made sure that special design pieces could appear within the film. The budget had to be adjusted accordingly. You can see in the movie, for example Alexander McQueen sandals, Burberry coat and Balmain shoes.

Black Panther, 2018, Marvel Studios, Mic

2. The devil wears Prada

This film must definitely not be missing from our list. Not surprisingly, in terms of the value of the costumes, it stays in the top three. The name itself directly encourages the use of expensive outfits. The main stylist of the film was the famous film costume designer Patricia Fieldwho had a budget set aside for costumes over $ 1 million. In one of the scenes, for example, the main character of the assistant editor-in-chief Andrea wears famous things black patent leather shoes with a red sole by Christian Louboutin. The shoes were so famous that they were even copied by the fashion house Yves Saint Láurent, but Louboutine lost the ensuing lawsuit.

The Devil Wears Prada, 2006, 20th Century Fox, Variety

1. Insanely rich Asians

The film from 2018 did not resonate much in our country. But if you know this piece of art, you have certainly noticed very luxurious costumes, which allegedly rank the film among the most expensive in terms of costumes. The staff also hired for her private security agency. Accessories, for example, were also expensive Rolex watch.

Insanely Rich Asians, 2018, Warner Bros./Digital Spy


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