“Sweet Aurora, you stole what was left of my heart, and now I have lost you forever.” – Maleficent
It’s hard to believe Elle Fanning was only 14 in this reference as this is from the first Maleficent in 2014.
Costume designer Anna B. Sheppard was determined to create a more age appropriate appeal for the new Aurora. “I really walked away from the animated image of Aurora completely.” Sheppard was so intent on maintaining Aurora’s modesty that she incorporated a conservative layer of chenille under Aurora’s costumes and insisted on sleeves so long that they almost covered her hands.
We still have not made it to see the new film, but I would imagine the imagery is even more appealing. As always, thank you for watching and stay tuned for Belle!