‘Snatched' Costume Designer Dresses Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn for a Vacation that Goes Horribly Wrong
In Snatched, Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer portray mother-daughter vacationers who pack outfits for lounging by the pool and twerking, but also end up wearing them while trying to escape kidnappers in the jungle.
The actresses relied on Leesa Evans, who has emerged as the go-to costume designer for hip comedies such as Bridesmaids, Get Him to the Greek, Trainwreck, Zoolander 2 and the Neighbors franchise. In addition to using paint and batik to dirty the clothes for the film, which was directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50) and written by Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters, Parks and Recreation), Evans also created an indigenous-style cloak that Schumer improvised a whole bit around, describing it as "something Kanye would design."
The bicoastal costume designer does double duty as a celebrity stylist, and counts Schumer and Russell Brand as clients. Before dressing Schumer in a custom Antonio Berardi dress for the film's premiere Wednesday in Los Angeles, Evans chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about her approach on the film, her KonMari-like philosophy to editing wardrobes in real life and the importance of wearing sweats.
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