Galia Lahav Created 28 Dresses in Just One Month for Jennifer Lopez’s Character in “Shotgun Wedding”
So with days of standing on my feet, cooking, cleaning, and repeat quickly approaching (hello, it’s Thanksgiving weekend), I took the early part of the week off to just veg. That meant serious TV time, reading, getting my nails and just being a diva. Yes, yes, we all have our moments, even me. Well, rewatching Shotgun Wedding was on the top of my list. What’s not to love — the cast, the “action”, and the chaotic wedding adventure make it a favorite, that’s for sure! And it led me to this blog, because I. Just. Had. To. !
Okay, so first of all for those of you who haven’t seen it, the action rom-com that hit Amazon Prime earlier this year stars Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Coolidge, and D'Arcy Carden. Told ya, the cast was great! Anywayyy, what’s really need-to-know and may not even if you saw it? Uh, hello, the dress worn throughout the movie was a custom Galia Lahav gown.
In close collaboration with costume designer Mitchell Travers, Galia Lahav created the custom wedding gown for Jennifer Lopez's character, Darcy. And because it was a high-octane action-comedy, they required dozens of copies of the same dress to be made! No bigs, right? Wrong. Indeed, as the story devolves from a picture-perfect destination wedding into a hilariously chaotic adventure, so does Darcy’s gorgeous wedding gown. As a result, Galia Lahav meticulously constructed and created 28 dresses in just 1 month using special techniques and fabrics so the gown could be modified, ripped and transformed into a uniform suitable for a glam action hero. And we got a BTS look at some of the scenes and the looks courtesy of Galia Lahav, so even if you saw the movie take a look and become enraptured because this was no small feat and truly deserved attention on our blog. ;)
P.S. Happy Black Friday shopping and have a good Thanksgiving weekend! 🦃
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