Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock
Discovered via Sea of Shoes, I watched the bizarre Picnic at Hanging Rock recently. I found myself transfixed by the Hilary Rhoda look-a-like's dress the most. This doesn't mark the first time I've been drawn to Victorian dresses: Padmé's wedding dress in Star Wars and Rochas Fall 2005.

8 comments:

  1. What a great and weird movie! It exudes such a supernatural and sensual vibe.

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  2. I'll have to check that flick out. Thanks for sharing!
    I have a few pieces of Victorian lingerie - mainly camisoles and bed jackets and the fabric, and detailing are divine.

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  3. i must see this movie.
    once again, interesting and fitting references to the star wars dress (incredible) and rochas 2005.

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  4. Hey -h! Had to stop by - I'm sorry I haven't been commenting recently, my laptop was going and it was hard to post, let alone visit people. But I've appreciated your comments!

    I don't know this film: I can't tell, is it current? I mean, obviously, it's a period piece, but usually I can tell the decade it was shot in, besides what period it was in (I mean, how lame are those sixties films meant to take place in the roaring twenties? The only one that worked for me, stylistically - that held up - was The Great Gatsby.)

    This could have been shot in the 70s, 80s, 90s, or now. I truly can't tell. One thing I know: it wasn't shot in Victorian times! ; ) xo

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  5. jill: it's from the 70s, click the "sea of shoes" and the "picnic at hanging rock" links for more info about the film. If you consider some of the Hippie/"Gunne Sax"/Praire looks that became popular in the 70s you can see how those styles evolved from the Victorian era.

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  6. I saw this movie when I was a kid and it scared the bejeezus out of me. However, I do love it.
    The fashion is my absolute favorite. My mom was HEAVILY into this style in the late 70s, and has given me a cache of her vintage dresses from the time that were made from victorian textiles. These silhouettes have always been my absolute favorite. The high necks and puffy shoulders and cinched waists. And most of all, I love the little masculine hats to top it off. I am always looking for an occasion to wear all that stuff, but it's hard to find...

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  7. i think i'm gonna watch this soon. great post.

    http://nouveauskin.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm such a fan of lace and frill. I'll add this on my list of movies to see this summer.

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