Bedazzling Dancers Part 2 of 2
Did you like the musical Chicago? Then quick mark your calendar! The new Rob Marshall directed musical Nine will open in theaters on December 25. The film brings to the big screen the award winning Broadway musical and promises to bedazzle with music, dance and our favorite Swarovski crystals - over 1 million of them! Luxury jewelry from Chopard, the Swiss jeweler are also easy on the eye.

The movie's plot revolves around a famous Italian director right in the middle of a mid-life crisis as he struggles to make a movie - it's loosely based on Federico Fellini's autobiographical 8 1/2 film. Guido Contini's marriage is floundering and he is haunted by the many voices of the women in his life including his deceased mother.

There are some stellar cast members including triple threat actors (those who can sing, dance and act). Daniel Day Lewis is the main character. Marion Cotillard plays his wife and Penelope Cruz, his mistress. Nicole Kidman is his film star muse. Kate Hudson (shown above) who can really sing and dance is the American fashion journalist. Fergie is a prostitute from his younger days. Two superb veteran actresses also appear in this movie - Judi Dench as the confidante cum costume designer and Sophia Loren as his mother.

Here's a trailer to watch this promising musical. Listen for the opening lines of the song with phrases like "play of light" and "image through a crystal" - perfect for a bedazzling number!

And here is the latest trailer :

The film's costume designer is Colleen Atwood who won Oscars for her work in Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago. If she misses an Oscar for this movie, there is also her upcoming project, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland which is out next March.

Atwood used Swarovski crystals on 36 costumes including the crystal mesh dress worn by Hudson above, a sexy basque for Penelope Cruz and an evening gown for Nicole Kidman. There are also 25 bedazzling showgirl costumes in the Folies Bergeres number. According to Diamondintelligence, "nine different crystal applications in 31 styles and 22 various colors" were used. Via

The designer also teamed up with the Chopard for some serious bling worn by the lead actresses. Kate Hudson wears this huge white gold with pearl and diamonds ring.

Look out for Marion Cotillard's bracelet with 24 carats of heart cut diamonds and the long pearl and diamond necklace worn by Judi Dench.

However, my favorite has to be the beautiful cuff bracelet and ring worn by Nicole Kidman. Via

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