Preliminary sketches of the girl who was on fire

Christian Cota's design for Katniss's dress of fire.

So, in these last 103 days until the Hunger Games is released (but who’s counting?), I’m sure we’re all wondering how a #1 bestselling dystopia will look on the big screen… District 12’s bleakness, the Capitol’s lavish glitziness, Katniss and all her fiery glory, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna (’nuff said), and Haymitch’s drunken stupors. I CAN’T WAIT.

It may not be the real deal, but to satisfy some of that curiosity, InStyle.com has sketches of different designers’ interpretations of what Katniss’s infamous dress of fire should look like. It’s pretty cool seeing different ideas of what her dress may or may not be.

Some are very creative. Some made me say, “did you even TRY?” Others are downright gorgeous. See for yourself.

Which one do you think would make Cinna proud?

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4 thoughts on “Preliminary sketches of the girl who was on fire

  1. R. H. Culp says:

    Definitely some cool art. I’m so curious to see how some of these images are portrayed on the big screen. The filmmakers have a lot to live up to. I’m trying not to get my hopes too high, but the trailer looked amazing. Despite my best efforts, anticipation is slowly building. Good find.

    • Katarina Karenina says:

      I agree. While the sketches are amazing, I don’t know that anything the designers (or Hollywood) can create will live up to the unique mental picture Katniss we all have in our heads. Regardless, I’m still excited to see how Hunger Games will look on the big screen :)

  2. pagelady says:

    Tommy Hilfiger’s was the worst, and so obviously a plug for his own product. “I think a short kaftan color-blocked with pops of color similar to our Spring 2012 runway collection would be perfect for Katniss,” oh really? Otherwise I liked the sketches. Christian Cota, Nichole Miller, Charlotte Ronson and Christian Siriano all had good, book-faithful interpretations I thought.

    • Katarina Karenina says:

      Yea, that was a little ridic. I felt the same way about TH’s. When I saw it, I thought to myself, “did they even READ the description of how she was supposed to look?!” Tadashi Shoji’s was cool, but (IMHO) not a proper portrayal of Katniss. I think Joyce Azria (of BCBGeneration) is my favorite sketch, but I don’t think that would translate to real life very well… at least not without 3rd degree burns.

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