Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tzar (2009) by Tsepkova Varvara

Film Tzar(2009) directed by Pavel Lungin
Costume designers: Ekaterina Diminskaia and Natalia Dzubenko.
Ekaterina Diminskaia and Natalia Dzubenko received Russian cinema awards in 2009 for the best work on costume for film Tzar(2009).
The film tells the story of the first Russian Tzar Ivan the Terrible. In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission.
Tzar(2009) is a costume drama. Costume designers worked on traditional costumes of
the Tzar as well as recreated costumes of peasants.
The costume of the Tzar and nobility were hand made and hand embroidered.
Costume designers say that they went to India to get the fabrics for the costumes.
Rich fabrics such as velvet and silk were used to design the costumes.
A rich color palette is accurate for the costumes of nobility: deep red and deep green, blue.
Hats played a great role in the traditional costume of that era and in the film, there was more than 40 hats created for Tzar(2009). Kokoshnick traditional hats were used for girls. All head pieces were hand embroidered.

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