That Katniss Everdeen, always an iconoclast. While everyone else has been dutifully sitting in a chair for their official "Capitol Couture" portraits, when it came time for Katniss's turn, she chose to stand. Part of that's probably the necessity of the unbelievable dress she's wearing-- with that many ruffles and structural elements, there's pretty much no way she can move like a normal human. Check out Katniss's Couture portrait below:
Debuting at MSN, the portrait seems to very clearly be Katniss in her "wedding dress," the gown designed by Cinna for her supposed marriage to Peeta that got interrupted when they were both called back into the area for the Quarter Quell Hunger Games. The dress doesn't look anything like the one described in the book, with long sleeves and heavy pearls, but it's amazing nonetheless, and it's not hard to see those structural wings around her shoulders helping the transformation into the Mockingjay that happens during the public interviews.
Also, that white rose she's holding? That's one of the book's most frequent symbols for President Snow (Donald Sutherland), the leader of Panem and Katniss's eventual enemy. The rose is the final touch that makes this glamorous portrait more like a hostage photo, dressing up an independent rebel like Katniss in Capitol finery. The likes of Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman may be comfortable here, but Katniss is already planning her escape.
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