July 28, 2021

Villains always dress better! – Lights of the Century

One of the great villains of fashion movies is Meryl Streep, who played the great editor of a magazine, Miranda Priestley.


MEXICO CITY.- Everyone is talking about Disney’s new redeemed villain, Cruella de Vil, the one who loved to make coats with Dalmatians, but who, according to the new film, has reasons to become a wicked being.

Because the enemies of the protagonists, even in Mexican or Turkish soap operas, or series of the 80s such as Dinastía or Dallas, generally appear more arranged, with more modern and fashion designs, and with greater force than their quiet rivals.

“I think the reason is that they are more selfish and vain than the good girls in the series or movies, so they invest much more in their arrangement and their wardrobe. although all this also has to do with the power they want to exercise, and for that reason they have to look like very strong women ”, says Lucy Lara, an expert in fashion.

This fact also corresponds, according to some experts, to the need that the bad, very bad characters need to look good so that they are attractive in the eyes of the spectators. That is why even witches, who in the Middle Ages were portrayed as destitute and unpleasant, today become very glamorous and fashionable women.

Here is a list of some of these ladies who, despite their evils, justified or not, have left memory in the fashion collective.

Cruella de Vil

Emma Stone recreates this extravagant character in her recently released new version, dressed by the famous Jenny Beavan, creator of costumes for tapes like Mad Max, with pieces that mix the best of 70s fashion and punk touches in homage to the famous Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.

We must also highlight Glenn Close, who also looked spectacular in the two previous films on the same subject.

The character of Baroness Von Hellman also stands out here, played by Emma Thompson, who is in charge of wearing striking and creative pieces based on the work of Elsa Schiaparelli.

Snow White’s Stepmother

The spectacular Charlize Theron came to overshadow Kristen Stewart in the film Snow White and the Huntsman, looking much more beautiful than her stepdaughter in her role as Ravenna, prey to envy and obsessed with youth. Baroque, ornate gowns, full of details, as well as jeweled crowns, truly empowered the South African actress thanks to the magic of costume designer Coleen Atwood.

Nor should we forget the version that Julia Roberts made of the same character in the film Espejito, Espejito, in which she appears in large satin dresses with feather collars and tight corsets. An image that is also very fashionable and powerful.

Cinderella’s Stepmother

Cate Blanchett is the stepmother of this classic in the 2015 version where she is always dressed in a majestic and opulent way. Dressed by the famous three-time Oscar winner Sandy Powell, who recreated a period wardrobe full of silks, Austrian crystals and glamor.

Much importance to the hats, gloves and jewelry that made Cate literally erase the protagonist Lily James.


Impossible to forget the impact of Angelina Jolie’s makeup, with prosthetics with large horns and prominent cheekbones, in this role that was very successful a few years ago in two films, which also try to explain the origin of her evil.

Dressed by the also famous costume designer Ellen Mirojnick, Angelina looked spectacular in her black gothic outfits, aided by a large high-necked cape that made her even more imposing.

In addition, she wore snake necklaces and rings with twisted shapes, which after became a big trend.

Miranda Priestly o el ‘Diablo fashion’

One of the great villains of fashion films is Meryl Streep, who played the great editor of a magazine, Miranda Priestley, a character based on Anna Wintour in the film The Devil Wears Fashion, 2006.

In this film, the genius of the costume designer Patricia Field, who was also in charge of the styles of another iconic series, Sex and the City, showed off.

All the suits of big firms cost a million dollars and catapulted this character into a classic of the villains who always waste style, even when he made life impossible for his assistants.

Explosive look

With the use of masks at this time, it is essential to highlight the color we use in our eyes to fill the summer with joy, intensity and, above all, long-lasting, NYX Cosmetics launched its new Ultimate Shadow Palette Festival shadow palette, a proposal that includes 16 vibrant shades to combine with each other and create very seductive looks.

Its metallic, neon and neutral nuances will set your imagination free and experiment with makeups that range from subtle, with small touches of color, to party ones with lots of sparkles and extravagant details.

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