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Couture costumes lose ground to warrior wardrobe in 'Mockingjay -- Part 2'

Couture costumes lose ground to warrior wardrobe in 'Mockingjay -- Part 2'

Fans of the “Hunger Games” franchise who headed to “Mockingjay -- Part 2” over the weekend hoping to find a high-fashion feast probably walked away feeling like they'd suffered through a starvation diet -- at least in comparison with the previous films in the series.

That had less to do with costume designers Kurt Swanson and Bart Mueller (aka Kurt & Bart) and almost everything to do with the story line: essentially getting the band of heroes from point A to point B through a war zone's worth of hazards where the opportunity to don fiery frocks and the like were few and far between. It's true that Katniss Everdeen does work a serious warrior/princess vibe...

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