Anne Hathaway wore “sophisticated” flats made by “specific shoemakers” to play the female lead in Les Misérables.

The actress along with the rest of the cast had custom designed footwear for their roles in the period drama.

The movie’s costume designer Paco Delgado revealed how Anne’s diet restricted the footwear options that were available to her.

“She’s vegan, so we couldn’t use any animal materials on the shoes for her character Fantine. We had to find very specific shoemakers to create lace-up boots and ankle boots,” Paco revealed to WWD. “We also did flats that were much more sophisticated.”

Paco revealed how as well as Anne’s dietary restrictions, the 19th century setting of the film also impacted on the footwear he could use to dress the cast.

He explained how all the shoes seen in Les Misérables were specially crafted from a variety of global locations including Rome, Madrid and London.

“It was a very special period for shoes, it was very unique,” Paco continued. “The heels disappeared completely for women.”

Paco explained it wasn’t just the women who were challenging to find shoes for. Hugh Jackman had a strange costume request for “wooden clogs” that he insisted he wore on set.

“Hugh Jackman [playing Jean Valjean] had a combat leather boot look and very rough espadrilles. He also wanted to wear wooden clogs,” Paco finished. “It was very difficult to walk in them, but he figured out how to do it. And for Russell Crowe [in the role of Javert] it was all boots.” – COVER MEDIA