Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mr. Darcy

I thought I'd share with you some costumes from one of my favorite films, Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen.
I completely fell in love with the costumes in this film and will go into greater detail on the gowns and such later.
First though, I shall start with Mr. Darcy.
In the beginning of the film we find him quite up tight an formal. Every button perfectly buttoned, hair in place and cravat just so.
As the film plays out and Mr. Darcy slowly warms to us, his costumes change to make him seem more relaxed and more human.
I love the thought put into this. One thing I love about the art of clothes in film is you are creating a feeling, sometimes more than historical accuracy. I love how creative and artistic you can get with that.

So, there you have my thoughts on Mr. Darcy. I could go into greater detail on the cut of his waistcoat, the fabrics, etc (which I adore) but I shall for now just share this with you. Maybe someday I will talk about all that. I hope one day to make some of his costumes. They're just so cool. :)


Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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