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James Gunn Posts The Ayesha Dress Process From Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Filmmaker James Gunn is a gift to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and thankfully he knows we love to read his posts on social media. Today, it was a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of High Priestess Ayesha's visually stellar dress from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

James Gunn Posts The Ayesha Dress Process From Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, High Priestess and ruler of Xandar

Actress Elizabeth Debicki (Man From U.N.C.L.E.) played the golden ruler of Xandar, the line between her gown and throne blurred in brilliant design elements. Costume designer Judianna Makovsky and production designer Scott Chambliss created the look, literally building both the garment and set piece around Debick.

In a post on his facebook, Gunn spoke a little bit about the process and shared some really neat behind-the-scenes images of the build:


One of the most important design elements for me in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was High Priestess Ayesha's gown and throne in the character's first scene. It was important to me that the gown and the throne worked together as one object – which meant an unusual collaboration between costume designer Judianna Makovsky and production designer Scott Chambliss. Because it was so intricate we had to design the entire throne/gown around Elizabeth Debicki's body. Every single texture and material was intricately considered. The work of the visual development artists under Andy Park as well as the post visual effects work of Chris Townsend and his team also deserve a shoutout. I really like the character of Ayesha (as well as the actress who plays her) and can't wait to see more of her in the future.

He also posted a collection of photos, too:

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