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  • From THE HUNGER GAMES to CAPITOL COUTURE

    interview in a sleek Los Angeles studio. As the crew sets up noisily, we have retreated to a quiet corner to find some peace. Ironic, really, as peace has been in short supply for Summerville. As Hollywood’s most-wanted costume designer, she has been working 24/7 on film adaptations of the most iconic books in recent memory: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011); Gone Girl (out next year); and, of course, this season’s hottest ticket, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In the midst of it all, she has designed a 24-piece capsule collection inspired by the latter called Capitol Couture, exclusively available at NET-A-PORTER. “The last three years have been busy,” Summerville admits. “I’ve been in Sweden, Atlanta, Hawaii... I’ve barely slept!”

    Born in New Orleans, it was a love of punk culture that led Summerville to an interest in fashion and a move to LA to study at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She cut her teeth as a celebrity stylist

    for Pink and Christina Aguilera, before working in film, often with director David Fincher. In 2010, when Fincher got the gig directing The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, he called upon Summerville to bring Swedish heroine Lisbeth Salander to life. “Salander was my career-defining moment,” says Summerville. “She was the one I felt closest to. And, my God, Rooney Mara completely handed herself over to us for the transformation. I’ll never forget the faces of the crew the first time Rooney walked on set. We nailed it.” The job led to a deal with H&M

    STYLE RÉSUMÉ

    NAME: Trish Summerville

    PROFESSION: Stylist and costume designer

    GO-TO DESIGNERS: Helmut Lang and Rick Owens

    MY CLOSET ESSENTIALS: Anything gray or red. And I love black pearls

    MY FAIL-SAFE PIECE IS: Cinzia Araia tennis shoes – I can last 20 hours straight in them at work

    Trish Summerville’s 24-piece Capitol Couture line was a result of her work on the blockbuster movie. Dress (above) by Capitol Couture; cuffs by Lanvin

    Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, about to transform into the mockingjay (above). A sketch of the Capitol Couture Mockingjay Dress, inspired by the transformation (right).

    A scene from the movie (above) inspired the Chariot Dress (right). Chariot Dress
    by Capitol Couture; cuff and ring by Chloé

    credits

    Photographs: Planet Photos, Allstar

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