Friday, May 2, 2008

Cinematic Couture

Sometime last month, I randomly happened upon this interesting Cinematic Couture showcase. Inspired by this and this post over at Retail Recovery plus finally having a free afternoon equals these pictures finally making their way on here.
(And as always, click to enlarge)

Elizabeth (1998) - Cate Blanchett Elizabeth (1998) - Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth (1998), period ca. 1560.

Death on the Nile (1978) Out of Africa (1985) - Meryl Streep
Angela Lansbury as Salome Otterbourne in Death on the Nile (1978), period ca. 1930. One of my favorites. Meryl Streep as Karen Blixen in Out of Africa (1985), period ca. 1910.

Gosford Park (2001)Finding Neverland (2004) - Radha Mitchell
Maggie Smith as Constance Trentham in Gosford Park (2001), period ca. 1930s. My absolute favorite one. Radha Mitchell as Mary Ansell Barrie in Finding Neverland (2004), period ca. 1903

Finding Neverland (2004) - Johnny Depp & Kate Winslet
Finding Neverland (2004) - Johnny Depp & Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet as Sylvia Davies and Johnny Depp as Sir James Matthew Barrie in Finding Neverland (2004), period ca. 1903.

The White Countess (2005)The White Countess (2005)
Natasha Richardson as Countess Sofia Belinskya in The White Countess (2005), period ca. 1930s

Hamlet (1996) Hamlet (1996)
Julie Christie as Queen Gertrude in Hamlet (1996), period ca 1890s. (Also, off to the right Madonna's Christian Dior inspired gown from Evita)

Ever After (1998) - Anjelica HustonThe Golden Bowl (2000) - Anjelica Houston
Anjelica Houston as Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent in Ever After (1998), period ca. 1510 and as Fann Assingham in the Golden Bowl (2000), period ca. 1901.

The Golden Bowl (2000)The Golden Bowl (2000) - Uma Thurman
Kate Beckensale as Maggie Verver and Uma Thurman as Charlotte Stant in The Golden Bowl (2000), period ca. 1901.

The Prestige (2006) - Scarlett JohanssonHowards End (1992)
Scarlett Johansson as Olivia Wenscombe in The Prestige (2006), period ca. 1880 and Vanessa Redgrave as Ruth Wilcox in Howards End (1992), period ca. 1900.

Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) - Orlando BloomThe New World (2005)
Orlando Bloom as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean I (2003), period ca. 18th Century and Colin Farrell as Captain John Smith in The New World (2005), period ca. 17th Century.

Land of the Blind (2006) Land of the Blind (2006)
Lara Flynn Boyle as First Lady in Land of the Blind (2006), period unnamed place/time

Also The Costumer's Guide will be featuring some additional pictures that I took. I'll put up the direct link as soon as it's up.


  1. simply fantastic.....all those dresses in person! it would leave me breathless....

  2. These are beautiful, thank you for taking the time to post them.

  3. wow! very unique post! i love how these customes transform a character

  4. fab...thanks for posting! It looks like the exhibition is in a shopping mall, was it?

  5. Yes it was actually. So random.

  6. Beautiful post.... it's nice to be able to pick out the films you enjoyed...

  7. OMG, those dresses are just amazing, specially the green one

  8. Wow, I'd be mesmerized if I saw them in person and the I'd beg to put them on haha! Great post!

  9. loved, loved the kate winslet piece from finding neverland! It's a great exhibition!

  10. I enjoyed this post :D Amazing costumes from some fantastic films.

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  12. you are fabulous, keep the good work up, i cant wait to see more. i was just having a laugh reading about your blog on grant pearce from gq and the comments he received, ha ha I have met him in NY, he is a super fake!! and shocking pocked skin

  13. Thanks anon. do u have a link to this? It sounds interesting


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