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Inside Look: Behind the Costumes in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood January 8, 2012 at 12:34PM

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" turns out to be a decent boxoffice performer, although it may have cost too much. But that shouldn't displease moviegoers. Check out Vanity Fair on the creative process behind the stunning visuals in the David Fincher film.
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Dragon Tattoo Costume

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" turns out to be a decent boxoffice performer, although it may have cost too much. But that shouldn't displease moviegoers. Check out Vanity Fair on the creative process behind the stunning visuals in the David Fincher film.

Costume designer Trish Summerville reveals her collaboration with artist Christopher Cordella to design the wardrobe of sharp-tongued punk hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). Salander needed to be simultaneously repulsive and magnetic, shadowy and compelling. Studded accessories, tribal earrings, plush leather jackets, fingerless gloves, and a fringed mohawk contributed to her gritty attitude.

More about Summerville's process is at Vanity Fair.

This article is related to: Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara, Costume Design, David Fincher, Daniel Craig


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.