Well at least we now know the fate of Björk’s Swan dress.
I understand the creative liberties taken with this film but if you’ve seen Julia Roberts Evil Queen Orange Meringue Monstrosity or the Albino Peacock Dress of Doom (yes those titles get capital letters) you will know it’s gone too far.
… I’M THE SWAN QUEEN!
Edit: Costume links fixed
I think you have to agree when I say the costumes aren’t quite accurate. ;}
Heraldic Chivalry by Mucha vs. Anthony from Sweeney Todd and the Guinevere’s evil stretchy velvet one shoulder monstrosity.
Please don’t be fooled (AGAIN) by Joan Bergin’s bad historical costume interpretation. I can assure you that women in the 6th century has better taste.
……..I can’t comprehend the pants. I wish the Met had put boots on him because those trousers are hurting my eyes. The waistcoat is lovely. The trousers……not so lovely.
The Met says: In the early years of the nineteenth century, there was a profound harmony between men’s and women’s silhouettes in dress. In the Empire style, the high waists and puffed chests of menswear match the silhouette of women’s clothing. In the 1830s, menswear accommodated the gigot sleeve of womenswear in its use of a new fullness at the sleeve cap. The typical men’s ensemble of tailcoat, waistcoat, and trousers prevailed by the 1820s and 1830s, as breeches were supplanted by long trousers.