As fans of The Hunger Games novels know, fashion plays a huge part in not only the plot, but also in the appearance of various citizens and contestants in the games. Fashion is a central and essential facet of everyday life for the citizens of District 1 and the folks at Lionsgate want to make sure your wardrobe is up to par. On “Capitol Couture,” a new blog released by The Capitol (ie Lionsgate marketing), news from both the real and fictional worlds of fashion merge. There are posts about shoes from designer Alexander McQueen next to advertisements for The Hunger Games-inspired nail polish by China Glaze. A central figure for this blog is Effie Trinket, played by Elizabeth Banks. Whether you’re a fashionista or not, you’re going to want to hit the jump to check out the look of The Hunger Games.
Check out all the images from Panem’s most fashionable citizenry below, including this animated GIF of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss following Banks as Effie Trinkett. Also, take note of the humorous chart of Nail Cleanliness Per District:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games:
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.
The Hunger Games by director Gary Ross stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. It opens in theaters March 23rd. Check out all of our previous The Hunger Games coverage here.