We have a confession to make: We've never seen "The Hunger Games."
Reprehensible, we know, but somehow it just never happened. But we're certainly more inclined to catch the movie series' second installment, "Catching Fire," after seeing the new promo images. Guys, Effie Trinket is wearing McQueen.
The new photos, part of the movie's "Capitol Portraits" photograph series, hit the web on Monday. But it took until Wednesday for the eagle eyes at the Telegraph to notice that in her portrait, Elizabeth Banks' Effie Trinket is wearing a dress from Alexander McQueen's Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The hot pink confection is short, poofy and reminiscent of some crazy sea sponge -- in other words, the sort of thing that causes runway-watchers to scoff, "Who will ever wear that?"
Now the naysayers have their answer. Effie wore McQueen in the first movie, too, proving that the big-screen is the perfect resting place for the fantastical couture that just misses the red carpet.
Check out the photos below. Does all this high fashion goodness make you any more likely to see the second "Hunger Games" flick?
Getting psyched for "Catching Fire" yet?