Rebel Wilson Designed Clothes Specifically for Her Character's Wardrobe in Pitch Perfect 3
Rebel Wilson got some design inspiration for her line, Rebel Wilson x Angels, from Fat Amy
Rebel Wilson is a triple threat — she can act, she can design and she also makes a pretty awesome magazine editor. The star’s passion for film and fashion collided when pieces from her clothing line, Rebel Wilson x Angels, were worn by her character in the holiday hit of the season, Pitch Perfect 3.
In the third installment of the blockbuster aca-amazing movie, Wilson’s character Fat Amy still has a strong, confident sense of style which really resonated with her. “Fat Amy is a girl, like myself, who is very comfortable in her own skin,” Wilson tells PeopleStyle. “She doesn’t need super expensive clothes or anything fancy. She wears pretty much ‘every day’ clothes but wears them boldly.”
And since that is perfectly in sync with the motto of Wilson’s clothing line, she knew she wanted to design pieces that Fat Amy would love. “Without knowing when and if the brand might be released, I designed pieces specifically to wear in Pitch Perfect 3 with the hope that I’d be able to sell these when the movie came out,” Wilson explains. “I know there’s a lot of plus size girls and women out there who love my character, and I wanted them to have the opportunity to look like her.”
Turns out, her plan worked out (pitch) perfectly in the end. Her designs for Fat Amy were worn in the movie and each piece is currently available to shop.
“I Don’t Live It, I Love It” performance and the knockout sparkly stunner cocktail dress ($198), which was specifically designed for the casino scene in the movie. “All of the Bellas strut into the casino, all ‘tarted up’ and I love my look in this scene,” Wilson says about her metallic number.
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And once the film gets to DVD, you’ll be able to see how functional the dress can really be. “There’s a missing casino duet between Fat Amy and her father – which you’ll see on the DVD – so originally the dress was designed to be fun and fully functioning for a dance number which included stunts.” (In other words, you’ll want to snatch this up for New Year’s Eve now!)
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While Fat Amy’s wardrobe is chic and cool as usual, her beauty routine got a bit more glam since the first film. “If you watch all three movies back to back you will notice that Fat Amy’s hair and make-up styling gradually becomes more sophisticated over the years,” Wilson says. “In the first film, I barely have any make-up on and use all my real hair. Now that it’s Pitch Perfect 3 and everything is more pumped up, there’s a galore of hair extensions and make-up looks. My fringe is more ‘adult’ now and swept to the side. It isn’t so blunt.”
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While Wilson has designs on the big screen and celebrity fans (Octavia Spencer likes the suede jacket and Ponte pants!), she still says she’s working through the learning curve with heading up her own label.
“It’s definitely a learning process. I’m constantly learning about lead times and manufacture and fabrics and fit,” she explains. “I’m learning what different stores like to stock. I’m learning from our fabulous customers, some of whom I’ve been lucky enough to meet in person this year at Seattle and Dallas meet and greets.”
And after learning that the average size of an American woman is 16-18, she’s on a mission to provide them with as many fun, stylish pieces as she can. “There is still so little choice out there online and in stores for the plus size customer. So my goal is that Rebel Wilson x Angels fills this gap and encourages more designers to create plus ranges.”