19th century Victorian dress (for the Masquerade) by costume designer Alexandra Byrne for Emmy Rossum as Christine in the 2004 movie adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera
The detailing on the back is fantastic
Coco Chanel, 1922
The Victoria & Albert Museum
This dress reminded me that Downton Abbey season 3 is coming soon!!!! And it’s entering the 20’s. Can’t wait to see what they do with the costumes!
Emile Pingat, 1885
The Victoria & Albert Museum
So the Dark Knight Rises was awesome (but not as good as the second)!!! For the most part the costumes were as you would except but Cat Women’s wardrobe so amazing.
So first her masquerade gown. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a picture that shows all of it. But the top was fitted beautifully, ruched and with a perfect sweetheart neck that you can see in the picture below.
Second, her getaway airport outfit. The style and cut of the suit is so classy and sleek keeping vary much with what cat women’s is all about. Then there’s her huge hat that is just awesome however not very good for trying to remain incognito in my opinion.
Lastly the cat women suit. Unlike pervious cat women suits (or acting) it didn’t make you want to laugh. It was sleek fitted and looked like it could actually protect her in a fight (which of course it did). Also the mask and “cat ears” actually had a purpose. All that paired with her killer boots made one awesome cat women.
So major props to Lindy Hemming, costume designer for all the batman movies and Anne Hathaway for creating probably the best cat women ever.
This SHOULD have been Bella’s wedding dress in Breaking Dawn Part 1. It fits the book’s description perfectly!
I am so excited for, The Great Gatsby. Although it is not by far my favorite book, I was very excited when I heard about the new movie. I must admit I was not thrilled the first time I saw the teaser trailer. But, as I’ve seen more video and pictures I’ve gotten really excited. Especially for the costumes…
As I started to look closer at the costumes I was amazed at the detail they were able to put into the film’s costumes.
So far my favorite costume is Jordan Baker’s party dress.
I love the embellished top of halter.
Some of the I do find a little ridiculous. Like these fish women.
Over all it looks like the costumes are fantastic and they seem to portray the opulence of the 1920’s. But i’ll have to wait and see the movie before I make my final judgment.
I want to make ridiculous amounts of money so that I can buy these kinds of sparkly things :)
“Wedding Bodice, Weeks, Chicago: 1896, silk taffeta, silk satin, tulle, silk floss, silver mesh, rhinestone, pearl, silver cording. “Worn as part of wedding ensemble by the donor’s mother (née Florence Sanger Pullman, b. 8/11/1868, d. 6/5/1937) on April 29, 1896 on the occasion of her marriage to Frank Orren Lowden (b. 1/26/1896, d. 3/20/1943).”
I want to learn how to bead like that!
Dress Mon. Vignon (French) Date: ca. 1872
I love the back!