Irish designer takes centre stage in Disenchanted costumes

Pic: Disney

Forget about Hollywood! Ireland is the place to be.

From all the incredible talent that has come from our shores to the slew of films and TV shows that have been filmed here.

Most recently, Disney’s latest flick, Disenchanted was filmed right here on the Emerald Isle. And it wasn’t just the gorgeous scenery that made an appearance in the film.

Irish jewellery designer, Pat Whyte‘s pieces are also featured heavily in the upcoming flick.

Pic: Pat Whyte

The Cork woman was absolutely gobsmacked when she was approached about her designs being used in the movie.

“I was so shocked and honoured when out of the blue I got a call from Joan. She chose a number of my pieces as she has long been a fan of mine. It’s a wonderful honour to have my pieces in the new Disney film which launches on Disney+  on November 18th,” Pat confessed.

Amy Adams is seen wearing her jewellery throughout the movie, to the delight of Pat.

Academy Award-winning costume designer Joan Bergin was the person to approach Pat about her pieces, explaining: “Early on I decided not to follow the current trend of those highly talented and well-known Costume Designers who in half a dozen re-tellings of the old tales elevated the visuals to high-end couture.

“So, I decided to take a child’s view of a fairytale with bold shapes in great colours adding a touch of elan through the execution of every garment. That’s where Pat Whythe’s wonderful pieces fitted in perfectly with what I was trying to achieve.

“I got to know Pat’s work by buying the odd piece of her work for myself from Anastasia’s, a local clothes and accessories boutique in Ranelagh where the owner promotes Irish Designers. Where I can I have always done this.

“The red earrings which are almost a character in themselves, worn by one of the ugly sisters are by Simone Rocha. Pat Whyte thoroughly entered into the spirit of the creative process allowing us to swap out when necessary and was great to work with.”

Keep an eye on VIPMagazine.ie for more details about Disenchanted this week!

Disenchanted lands on Disney+ on November 18

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