Costume secrets from The Greatest Showman

We are dazzled by Swarovski's new collection inspired by the film

Laura Sutcliffe

The Greatest Showman is currently wowing film fans everywhere with its magical storyline – and it seems there was a magical costume team working behind the scenes! It has been revealed that Swarovski used more than 60,000 crystals for the film's stunning outfits.  Emmy Award-winning costume designer Ellen Mirojnick to bring the sparkle to the big screen! Ellen incorporated tens of thousands of Swarovski Xirius crystals into the costumes – a crystal cut named after the brightest star in the galaxy. For example, Zendaya's Aerialist character, Anne Wheeler, positively gleams as she glides through the air in a stretch-satin leotard hand-embellished with 14,000 crystals. Rebecca Ferguson, meanwhile, plays soprano Jenny Lind, who wears a voluminous white silk gown and coat featuring intricate crystal embroidery.


Zendaya's character Anne Wheeler wears a leotard made with 14,000 crystals

There is no doubt about it – Ellen's dazzlingly inventive, intricate and outstanding costumes certainly take on a starring role in the film. We are obsessed with the showgirls' headdresses, which each feature 3,400 hand-set stones! We are also totally coveting The Bearded Lady Keala Settle's crystal-embellished shoes, and Gold Girl Martha Nichols’s two opulent Atelier Swarovski by Lanvin necklaces, which we wish were in our jewellery boxes.


This stunning sketch is of Rebecca Ferguson's character Jenny Lind

Being that Swarovski is the official jewellery partner of The Greatest Showman, it only makes sense that the brand has created an exclusive Atelier Swarovski jewellery collection inspired by the film, called 'Rewrite the Stars'. The ten-piece collection includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, and will be exclusively sold at Fenwick and online. We love the star shaped designs - the perfect accessories for our little black dresses. 


We love these hoop earrings, £319