Anne Hathaway, Christopher Kane and H&L

The actress dazzled the crowds at the Alice through the Looking Glass premiere

Back in May, Alice Through the Looking Glass had it’s star studded premiere in LA. The affair was always going to be an explosion of colour, character and sunshine with the biggest Hollywood names determined to steal the spotlight.


Anne Hathaway wore a custom made Christopher Kane dress based on the pieces he showed at his AW16 presentation. His collection was inspired by industrial decay and nature in an urban landscape. For this dress Kane created a scaffold of black stripes being reclaimed by brightly coloured flowers and vines.

For Hathaway’s dress the design team at Christopher Kane called up the embroidery services of Hand & Lock to embellish creeping flowers. Our embroiderers carefully sewed thousands of Swarovski stones, seed beads and bugles to the flowers. These were returned to Christopher Kane to be appliqued to the final dress.

White flower. Christopher Kane AW16 for Anne Hathaway 2016
Beaded Roses. Christopher Kane AW16 for Anne Hathaway 2016

Head designer Scott Gordon Heron who oversaw the project was very proud to see the dress on the red carpet, “I really appreciated how the dress made such a strong visual connection with the film and found it wonderful and bizarre how the embroidered flowers left our studio one day and were on the red carpet the next”.

Alice Through the Looking Glass marked Hathaway’s return to the role of the White Queen six years after 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. The latest film has gone on to gross 290 million dollars and likely paved the way for more live-action remakes of Disney classics.

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Anne Hathawat in Christopher Kane


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