A Simple Favor, starring Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick and Henry Golding, opens in theaters across the country on Friday, September 14.
And although the Lionsgate film has a cast full of stars, it is the costumes created by award-winning costume designer, Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, who steals the show.
Renee shares some scoops behind the scenes with FEMAIL.
Mark your calendars: A simple favor starring Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick and Henry Golding premieres in cinemas across the country this Friday September 14
The power of the clothes: and although the film has a cast full of stars, it is the costumes designed by the award-winning costume designer, Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, who steals the show
We are used to seeing the main ladies with short skirts and body-hugging dresses, but Blake's character, Emily Nelson, wears suits inspired by men's fashion for most of the movie.
"When it comes to a beautiful and tall actress, there are concerns about what is expected and if she should be completely covered," admitted Renee.
"But I've always liked men's suits, and the director of the film Paul Feig wears three-piece suits regularly.
"Blake and I decided that the character should dress like Paul."
To further investigate the appearance, they referred to the past and extracted images from fashion photographers such as Helmut Newton.
Get comfortable: while we're used to seeing the main ladies with short skirts and body-hugging dresses, Blake's character, Emily, puts on suits inspired by men's fashion for most of the movie
All in the details: Renee bought all the jewels herself in vintage stores in Toronto
Blake's costumes in the film were from the iconic American designer Ralph Lauren.
"Paul and Blake have a relationship with him, so he allowed us to enter his archives even though he never does that." We built Blake's wardrobe with Ralph Lauren's vintage archive outfits.
To perfect Emily's impeccable appearance, Renee thought about every detail, including lapel pins, cufflinks and pocket watches, all acquired by her in vintage stores in Toronto.
While Emily's fancy wardrobe is somewhat intimidating, Anna's character, Stephanie Smothers, sports more related fashions as she seeks to discover the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her best friend from her small town.
& # 39; Stephanie was a mommy vlogger, shared the costume designer. & # 39; She was an outstanding person, always wanting to do more.
"She wanted to brand herself and gain followers with vlogging, so I thought her wardrobe needed to be bright and clever with details, like a cat embroidered on her shirt, stickers on her jeans, etc …"
Designer costumes: Blake's costumes in the film were from the iconic American designer Ralph Lauren
Inspiration: to investigate the appearance, they made reference to the past and extracted images from fashion photographers such as Helmut Newton.
Twinning: "Blake and I decided that the character should dress like the director of the film Paul Feig (pictured)"
Blake is a dear friend and muse of Christian Louboutin.
He attended the 2018 Met Gala with the designer of luxury footwear, and even has a stiletto that bears his name (the best complement of fashion).
It is not surprising that there were many shoes with red soles on the set.
"In the closet room we had lots and lots of Christian Louboutin shoes," Renee said. "We had them arranged like a museum and the people on the set stopped all the time to look at them and try them out."
Unfortunately there were casualties in the footwear; A 6-inch multicolored snake skin heel did not survive a rainy scene. "They were destroyed, it was heartbreaking," Renee shared. Sigh.
The opposites attract: "Anna's character, Stephanie, was a mommy vlogger, she was an outstanding person, she always wanted to do more," Renee shared.
In character: "I wanted to score and win followers with vlogging, so I thought that his wardrobe needed to be bright and chipped with details, like a cat embroidered on his shirt, stickers on his jeans, etc …".
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The thriller is full of twists and turns, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge, with the costumes acting as another character.
"Paul has been doing comedies, so I knew this was an elegant story," Renee said. "I thought we should push the characters and take them to the next level.
"Even the simplest character's clothing should be enhanced, it's my job to bring it to the level of what the character should be."
Playing the role, in recent weeks Blake has been coming out in structured suits reminiscent of the ones she wore in the movie.
"She makes her own style of red carpet," Renee said. "She likes men's clothes, but she's uploading them to promote the movie, it's a conscious decision."
We can not wait to see what the star saw at the New York premiere tonight.