WESTWOOD’S LATEST CLIENT: Miss Piggy has chosen Vivienne Westwood to design her wedding gown in Disney’s new film “Muppets Most Wanted,” which opens in movie theaters March 21. In the film, Miss Piggy wears Westwood’s couture Long Ivory Court wedding gown with corset detailing and paillettes made from recycled plastic bottles, accessorized with an ivory tulle veil. Westwood also designed other outfits for Miss Piggy in the film, including a couture Harris Tweed houndstooth check coat and matching beret worn in a scene set at the Tower of London, as well as a long silver hand-embroidered floral lace gown for a special number in the film.
“Vivienne Westwood is fabulous — just like moi,” said Miss Piggy. “When I asked her to design this wedding dress for moi’s new movie, ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ she was thrilled and I was thrilled. The only one a bit ‘iffy’ about it was the frog.”
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Two questions remain: Will Miss Piggy actually marry her beloved Kermit the Frog in the movie, and will she get to wear the dream Westwood gown down the aisle?
“You’ll have to see the movie to find out,” said Miss Piggy. In addition to Miss Piggy and Kermit, the international jewel heist caper stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey.