In October, we announced our first ever costume contest, in collaboration with legendary film director Luc Besson.
We partnered with the mind behind The Fifth Element to host a global costume contest for Besson’s next project, the hugely anticipated Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. In the film, which stars Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Dane DeHaan, and Rihanna, 8,000 different creatures exist on a space station called Alpha in the year 2580. Naturally, they throw an epic space party, one attended by politicians and dignitaries. But what does one wear to an out of this world rager?
That’s where you came in, submitting thousands of designs. There were 3,350 submissions, to be exact, hailing mostly from France, the United States, the UK, Germany, and Italy. With the help of costume designer Olivier Bériot and Yahoo Style’s editor in chief Joe Zee, Besson chose 20 artists whose work will be featured in the film, which starts production next month. We’re thrilled to present their winning submissions.