jamesvega: Luc Besson demanded that most of th…


Luc Besson demanded that most of the action shots in the film take place in broad daylight, as he was reportedly tired of the dark spaceship corridors and dimly lit planets common in science fiction films, and wanted a brighter “cheerfully crazy” look as opposed to a gloomy realistic one. Jean Paul Gaultier designed every one of the 900 costumes worn by extras in the film’s Fhloston Paradise scenes, and checked each costume every morning. His designs, described as “intellectually transgressive”, were said to challenge sexuality and gender norms. A single jacket he designed for the film cost $5,000. [x]

The Fifth Element (1997) dir. Luc Besson
costume design by Jean Paul Gaultier
production design by Dan Weil