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VIDEO: The Making of Black Swan's Crystal-Studded Costumes

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It wouldn’t be a ballet without tutus, and the making of the exquisite tutus in psycho-thriller Black Swan was no easy task. In this video, costume designers from Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte (who designed the ballerina outfits for the film) and others talk about the intricate design of the costumes and the incorporation of Swarovski crystals throughout the movie, from the tutus Natalie Portman wears on stage to the six magnificent chandeliers used on set. Swarovski—known for their precision-cut luxury crystal– provided over 250,000 crystals for the making of the film, adding to the dark, romantic aesthetics of the pivotal ballet scenes. “There is something amazing about crystals that is indescribable,” said Thérèse DePrez, Production Designer for the film. And with 250,000 of them, it must have been quite a sparkling set. –Kim Peiffer