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Directed by Tarsem Singh, The Cell is known for its visual style and the costumes by the late Eiko Ishioka perfectly reflect the film’s dual portrayal of reality and the mental dreamscape of the film’s villain. Academy Award winner Ishioka worked with Tarsem in his other films The Fall, Immortals, and Mirror Mirror, as well as being known for her work in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for which she won the esteemed award for Best Costume Design.
In The Cell Jennifer Lopez plays Dr. Catherine Dean, a psychotherapist hired to delve into the mind of a killer in order to ascertain specific information, and the auctioned dress is worn in one of the film’s most surreal scenes. The sheer black lace dress is completed with a “metal-flake crimson, anatomical collar” featuring a velcro closure and metal loop in the back. It also comes with a “wraparound metalized resin facemask with hopped, braided chain veil.” Part of the Hollywood vaults, this costume is expected to bring in anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000.
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