What will Muppets fans and Fashionistas have in common when Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters March 21st? A love for Britain’s rebellious yet beloved quirky fashion designer Vivienne Westwood!
Muppets Most Wanted is a crime caper that picks up where the last film in the franchise left off and takes the Muppet’s on a whirlwind tour around the world.
For this sequel to The Muppets (which is actually the eighth theatrical movie in the franchise) Muppets Most Wanted Costume Designer Rahel Afiley enlisted Westwood to design all of Miss Piggy’s wardrobe for the London scenes.
Westwood custom designed four looks for Miss Piggy including a Harris Tweed Houndstooth check coat with matching beret which is oh so Westwood, a silver hand-embroidered floral lace gown worn during a very special duet and the pièce de résistance Miss Piggy’s Couture Long Ivory Court Wedding Gown.
Miss Piggy interviewed Westwood about the gown for Harper’s Bazaar, and the designer revealed even more details about the stunning, one-of-a-kind frock.
“The dress is one of my favorite styles. It’s called the Court dress and is inspired by 17th-century English royalty and the court of King Charles II. It has been designed especially for you in a white pearl sequin fabric made from recycled water bottles. It’s the perfect choice for a royal sow.”
The custom gown is not only breathtaking but also as green as Miss Piggy’s love interest Kermit.
Fashioned with corset detailing and paillettes made from recycled plastic bottles the stunning eco-conscious gown is accessorized with an ivory tulle veil and topped off with a fit for a princess necklace and tiara.
Westwood also designed the turquoise dress Miss Piggy wore for her Academy Awards appearance on E! Countdown to the Red Carpet, as well as the dresses she wore for the Muppet’s Most Wanted World Premiere.
(Above: Miss Piggy’s Oscar’s gown by Westwood, worn to the E! Countdown to the Red Carpet)
(Above: Muppets Most Wanted World Premiere Couture Royal Blue Check Silk Taffeta Cassock Dress Designed by Vivienne Westwood)
The Muppets films are known for their celebrity cameos and this sequel certainly doesn’t disappoint.
I attended a preview screening last week and not only is Muppet’s Most Wanted packed full of celebrity sightings it is also packed with designer fashion cameos! In addition to the fabulous Vivienne Westwood custom designs, I spotted matching classic Burberry trench coats on Ricky Gervais and Walter (the new muppet who joined the crew in the last film The Muppets) worn in a scene where Ricky Gervais particularly lives up to his character’s name Dominic Badguy. Also spotted, the clover print Carolina Herrera scarf I have been drooling over for awhile now on Miss Piggy in one of the scenes in Ireland.
Fabulous fashions aside, lets get to the bottom line, will Kermit finally get over his commitment issues and say “I do” to Miss Piggy?
She’s got the dress, does she have the frog?
She had been waiting for decades for him to make an honest swine out of her!
Will they? Won’t they?
You’ll have to see the movie to find out!
Muppets Most Wanted opens Nationwide on March 21st.
What designer pieces can you spot while watching the film?
Wow! I had no idea that her costumes were designed by a well known fashion designer. That’s pretty cool.