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Saturday, May 2

Regency Fashions in Films Ring True

Have you ever wondered if regency fashions in films are accurate? Some times they are and some times they're not. Here's an example of a costumer closely following the actual style of the day. The illustration is from an 1807 Belle Assemblée fashion plate. Compare the arrangement of the lace veil over the hat to the veil worn over a cap by Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the 1995 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Very like, is it not?
Posted by Vic, Jane Austen's World


Heather Carroll said...

Ooo good catch!

Lynn said...

She is my very favorite Lady Catherine...the only other one that comes close is Judi Dench.