'Behind the Candelabra' indulges Liberace's flamboyant tastes

If there's some magical land where glitter twinkles on pavements and no one bats a false eyelash if you're wearing feathers, sequins, beads and lace all on a satin top, Liberace is smiling down on it.In HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," premiering Sunday, May 26, Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his lover, Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), strut about in a wardrobe that looks as if the real men's actual closets were raided.Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick painstakingly crafted replicas of Liberace's ornate costumes."He was certainly flamboyant," Mirojnick tells Zap2it. "However, in his personal life he had a particular taste. He still had an over-the-top and flamboyant manner; however, what he really wore was not what you imagined."In some scenes set in his home, Liberace is wearing a white caftan and gold slippers, picked for comfort because his stage costumes were heavy and restricting.This costume, with Liberace on the half shell, was the most involved to create. Finding the...



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