How to Dress Like Vivian from Cinderella

October 09, 2023

In 2021, Idina Menzel stepped into the not-so-glass slippers of Vivian, the antagonist on Amazon Studios' reimagining of Cinderella. 

Elsa as Evil Stepmother? That perfect girl is gone alright. 

Unlike her Disney counterparts, Idina's version of the wicked foster parent has a terrific set of pipes, naturally. But the dynamic is still a tale as old as time. Just like Lady Tremaine before her, Stepmom Vivian likes to gaslight Camila Cabello's Ella into thinking that she's all that stands between her and a life on the street.

How to make a Stepmother Vivian costume 

Nothing about this movie sticks to any particular period in time. Ellen Mirojnick, she of Bridgerton fame, kept it ambiguous with her costume designs (a fairy tale is "any time," she insists). 

In Idina's case, Ellen went 1980s Christian Lacroix and decked the actor in pussy bow blouses, jewel tones, and loud prints. The gown Idina wore to the ball, among many other memorable costumes, is hand-embroidered, Ellen told Fashionista

How to get Stepmother Vivian's look

Want to get Vivian's timeless glow on Cinderella? 

Get some ideas from Idina's skincare routine here, which includes everything from your trusty Cetaphil to Tatcha moisturizers to SK-II face masks

She's living in a material world

Can't get enough of Idina on Amazon's Cinderella? The world doesn't need another dream, girl.

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