'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' heroine Lisbeth Salander gets her own H&M collection wardrobe(Read article summary)
The fashion line, hitting stores in mid-December, will include leather jackets and boots based on Lisbeth Salander's memorable fashion taste as seen in the movie version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
Those anticipating the American movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s popular novel “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” have been seeing pictures of star Rooney Mara in her Lisbeth Salander wardrobe for months.
And now Swedish retail company H&M, which has many stores in the U.S., will be releasing a fashion line based on items worn by the computer hacker at the center of Larsson’s trilogy. The collection, which will be designed by the costume designer for the American film adaptation of the first book, Trish Summerville, will first be sold at the Paris boutique Colette on Nov. 28. It will then be available at 175 H&M locations located all over the world starting Dec. 14.
The American movie adaptation of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is scheduled for release in US theaters on Dec. 21.
H&M creative director Donald Schneider said in a video announcing the collection that the decision was a natural one because of Larsson’s country of origin.
“We sat together and said, ‘Why don't we do something? We are Swedish, this movie has a lot to do with Sweden, which is unusual for Hollywood,’” Schneider said.
The collection will consist of 30 pieces, according to an ABC News report, and Summerville told ABC that clothing items will include leather motorcycle jackets, faux leather pants, t-shirts and a few varieties of shoes, including boots with studs and gray tennis shoes.
Summerville said in a press release that she wanted the collection to reflect the main character’s gritty wardrobe choice, but with a slight twist.
“Salander’s look is very real and very lived in, with pieces that her character has worn for a long time, like her jackets that act as her armour to shield her from the world,” Summerville said in a release. “I wanted the collection to have the essence and strength of Salander, with a fashion edge.”
The collection’s prices will run from $3.95 to $199, according to an The Los Angeles Times.
Molly Driscoll is a Monitor contributor.