How the Oscar-nominated costumes in 'Cyrano' tell a story of their own

Mar 01, 2022 385

BY: Marianna Cerini

How do you give a visual makeover to a classic tale that's centered around appearances? That was the question facing award-winning costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini when he began work on the latest screen adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play "Cyrano de Bergerac," and he had 26 days to figure it out.

"Because of the schedule and the pandemic, I had less than a month to put together a team, pick and order the fabrics, decide what the outfits would look like before we started shooting -- that's a pretty tight timeframe for any movie. With a film like 'Cyrano' you would usually have three or four months to prepare. But we made it work," he said in a video interview. "And I couldn't be happier with the result."

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