Costumes of the upcoming film on Hedda Gabler to be displayed permanently at Henrik Ibsen Museum
Aug 27, Oslo: The soon to release film Hedda Gabler is set in the 1860's and designing the costumes involved extensive research to ensure authenticity, Costume designer Olya Wallington and Matthew John Productions have teamed up with the Henrik Ibsen Museum to permanently display Olya’s stunning designs in an especially-built new Museum Room.
Working closely with Matthew John, Olya developed calico mock-up costumes before selecting the fabrics and colours to suit the costumes.
The fabrics themselves were designed by Katherine Thompson of the Silk Gallery. The quality of materials involved and the embellishing decorations used were critical in establishing both the authenticity of the costumes themselves and in reflecting the personality of the characters in the film.
The Oslo Times International news Network