Danish Girl set design 006 : To find inspiration for the backstage of the theater where Ulla performs, Stewart visited the Royal Opera House in Paris. “I asked to see where the tutus were kept in the back, so I could see where Ulla would have gone to put on her shoes,” she says. “I walked in and found out that they always hang tutus upside down so that they’re really fluffy until the last possible minute.” This inspired the striking clouds of tutus hanging in the set.
Danish Girl set design 008 : Fabric was an important part of the Paris apartment’s design, as was a set of French wall panels that Stewart found on eBay. “It was in an old container on a farm and in a really, really, awful state,” she says. “But I feel like we dragged it out of its coffin and brought it back to life. It almost became its own character it was so beautiful.” Photo: Focus Features
Actress Alicia Vikander accepts the award for Best Supporting Actress in The Danish Girl at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)