Within the reboot of “Father of the Bride,” now streaming on HBO Max, costume designer Caroline Eselin knew that she wasn’t going to emulate both of the earlier incarnations of the movie when it got here to creating the marriage gown worn by Sofia ( Adria Arjona). As an alternative, she drew inspiration from the brand new film’s Miami setting and the town’s vibrant fashion.

This time, Andy Garcia is the title character who should come to grips with the wedding of his daughter and is set to pay for her marriage ceremony. The movie, directed by Gaz Alazraki, revolves round a sprawling Cuban American household and the well-to-do Mexican American household Sofia marries into.

Sophie’s sister Cora (Isabela Merced) is a budding dressmaker tasked with serving to to create the marriage robe. Says Eselin, “We did issues by her lens when it got here to Sophie’s gown and the bridesmaid clothes.”

Since Cora has a daring trend sense, Eselin integrated touches like oversize pop art-esque buttons on the perimeters of the bridesmaid clothes — “a bit of enjoyable artwork that you’d see in South Seaside,” she says. The bridal robe itself included delicate vertical stripes.

However the robe underwent a metamorphosis within the film: The gown Sofia begins out with is not the one she finally ends up with. “At first, we constructed the gown with out the sleeves as a result of we knew that was going to be the top product,” Eselin says.

But Donkey tinkered with puffed sleeves for the primary iteration of the robe, sizing up totally different volumes. “We additionally tried totally different lengths of the sleeve and stored fine-tuning. I discovered this lovely organza for the sleeves, and that is when all of it got here collectively,” she says — although it did not keep that manner.

Sophie’s robe is not the one one featured within the movie although. Her mom Ingrid (Gloria Estefan) has her bridal robe featured in flashback. For that, donkey turned to Latino designers. “That was a Carolina Herrera gown. We wished to make use of numerous Latin designers all through,” says Eselin. “It gave us a way of the place Ingrid was in her life — her starting. She’s put collectively, polished and has her goals. We see, as soon as the marriage plans get going, she’s discovering herself once more, so we wished to replicate that in her look.”

Ultimately, costume designer Caroline Eselin eliminated the sleeves from the marriage gown
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