May 15, 2013
The Crossroads of Animation and Fashion
When Fox approached Chris Benz to design a dress inspired by their animated fantasy adventure film Epic--in theaters May 24th--it was a natural pairing. "There are so many similarities between the process of designing a collection and animating for a film," says Benz. "For me it was important to create something that felt comfortable and lightweight, for them [the studio] it had to look as real as possible." The result-- a vibrant green floor-length velvet gown--was the perfect mashup of fantasy and reality. "I really loved all of the textures in the movie," says Benz. "We wanted to create that same kind of drama here." Scroll down to see Benz's original sketch and the dress in action.