‘Valerian’ Movie Required What Seems Like Thousands of Costumes, Says Designer Olivier Bériot

Olivier Bériot says he’s never created so many costumes for one feature movie as “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” whose cast includes Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Clive Owen and Ethan Hawke. The French costume maven, whose credits include “Taken 3” and “The Family,” has also created looks for “From Paris with Love.” Here, he discusses the construction of the bespoke looks for the sci-fi action film.
WWD: What was the inspiration behind the costumes?
Olivier Bériot: We started with drawings from the comic books. It was always the starting point. There’s a very strong Seventies inspiration. We prepped with a team of designers and this concept designer worked with us at first as the costume department.
WWD: How did you dress Cara Delevingne’s character?
O.B.: For Cara’s character, there are four outfits for her. For the first one, we play with the cliché of what a tourist could be. She is a young tourist girl that’s going somewhere with her boyfriend. The second outfit is like a military costume that she wears when she has a meeting with her superior. The third outfit is a space suit, which is the main outfit of the movie. There’s a funny one that’s a wedding

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