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February 16, 2011

The 10 best movie costumes

by Sam

I bet every one has their favorite clothes from historical or fantasy films. These clothes are enchanted, draw us into its spell and we want to be able to carry itself even dream of such a substance. Here is a (purely subjective) survey is the best film costumes of all time.

1. Ever After – Daniele’s Ball Gown

Period: Renaissance
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott
Director (s): Andy Tennant
Production year: 1998
Costumes: Jenny Beavan

Dress: Danielle’s dress is my favorite white dress. The cut is reminiscent of the clothes of the Italian Renaissance in 1500. The waist is elevated and sits just below the chest. The skirt of the dress is slightly flared and is divided down in the front center, come to light that the petticoat. The sleeves of the dress are puffed at the shoulders and elbows. Sleeves, chest and neck portion are precious and expensive embroidered with vines and flower motifs along with pearls. The rear skirt extended to a slight train.

2. Dracula – Mina’s red Tournürenkleid

Era: early days
Starring: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves
Director (s): Francis Ford Coppola
Production year: 1992
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka

Dress: Mina’s red Tournürenkleid is simply a dream. While the upper part with front and back V-neck is kept relatively simple, is the fascination of this dress with safety in the elaborate skirt. The rear skirt has exactly narrow baggy folds of which a further, rich layer of fabric is draped. On the edges of the front and top of many loops are attached to the ornament. These loops are repeated, albeit in smaller form, at the front and back neck. The three-quarter-length sleeves run downward into trumpet shape.

3. The Duchess – Geoergiana’s dark blue Redingote

Period: Rococo
Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling
Director (s): Saul Dibb
Production year: 2008
Costumes: Michael O’Connor
Dress: Georgiana is wearing a dark blue three-piece Redingote costume made of silk chenille in uniform style. The front edges of the jacket and the cuffs are decorated with gold trim and large gold buttons. The jacket is figure-hugging cut and in the back with small tails. Under the Redingote Georgiana with a cream-colored, tight-fitting vest, which is also decorated with gold buttons. The neck can see the lace worn underneath the blouse. Compared to the elaborate jacket, the skirt is kept very simple, at the waist, only two Chatelaine appropriate. As a great costume accessories that Muff is made of orange fox. The big dark blue hat is ebnfalls decorated with fox fur and dark feathers.

4. Elizabeth – The Golden Age – Elizabeth’s white church dress

Era: Spanish fashion world
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen
Director (s): Shekhar Kapur
Production year: 2007
Costumes: Alexandra Byrne
Dress: Elizabeth is wearing a black dress with flowers and tendrils eingefwebten motives. The large square is cut from a high-Medici collar framed in lace. The club-shaped sleeves are high on the shoulder and narrow down to the wrist. Here they are filled with a delicate lace ruffle. The front bodice of the dress is decorated with a cream-colored Sickerei of flowers and tendrils. In the center front runs from the bodice of a long tip. The cone-shaped rock at the side and down the back of the waist in many folds.

5. The Young Victoria – Victoria’s Wedding Dress

Era: Biedermeier
Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Jesper Christensen
Director (s): Jean-Marc Vallee
Production year: 2009
Costumes: Sandy Powell
Dress: Victoria’s wedding dress is cream-colored silk gefertigt.Der runs from neck to the shoulders and is framed with a wide cream colored lace ruffle. The short sleeves are puffed twice and provided on the cuffs with a lace flounce. The bodice top is from the front in a long top. In the waist is recognized in many draped skirt. A broad peak covered from knee to hem of the skirt.

6. Titanic – Rose’s red dress

Era: turn of the century
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kate Winslet
Director (s): James Cameron
Production year: 1997
Costumes: Deborah Lynn Scott
Dress: During her suicide scene with Rose this enchanting red evening dress. Above the red fabric is a layer of soft black mesh. The mesh is back out in a straight train while it is open right up to the chest and shortened to about knee height. The cut of the dress is straight and narrow. The sleeves are almost only suggested and also made of black mesh. The chest part is expensive embroidered with black beads and sequins. The hem of the skirt was decorated with two rows of großrn circles of black pearls and sequins and a strand of black, teardrop-shaped pearls.

7. The Other Boleyn Girl Anne’s green robe

Period: English Renaissance
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Natalie Portman
Director (s): Justin Chadwick
Production year: 2008
Costumes: Sandy Powell
Dress: This beautiful green dress is made of silk taffeta, velvet and brocade. The low neckline of the dress is straight cut and trimmed with gold and green jewels. The bodice top is in its intersection held so that it flattens the breast. The long sleeves extend downwardly extreme, they are lined with dark green velvet, which is visible when going through the sleeves. Among them are long, narrow sleeves of green brocade to light. The long skirt is placed at the waist in many, voluminous folds forward and open in the middle. Under the wide of green silk taffeta Oberrrock looks out of the petticoat of green brocade.

8. My Fair Lady – Eliza’s white lace dress

Era: turn of the century
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Director (s): George Cukor
Production year: 1964
Costumes: Cecil BeatonMichael Neuwirth
Dress: Eliza’s Horse Racing-white lace dress is cut very slim and figure-hugging. The detail of the dress has a high collar. The long, narrow sleeves are decorated with a frilly ruffle on the cuffs. The narrow skirt of the dress is drawn downward easily. Over the torso and hips wide pieces of black and white striped trim are fitted. On the left side of the chest makes this border a large loop. The oversized hat is also connected to the black and white striped trim and a white ostrich feather decorated.

9. Brothers Grimm – Red velvet dress the Queen

Red velvet dress the Queen
Era: Biedermeier / Fantasy
Starring: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci
Director (s): Terry Gilliam
Production year: 2005
Costumes: Gabriella Pescucci, Carlo Poggioli
Dress: The queen is wearing a dress made of bright red velvet, reminiscent of the cut a little of the clothes of the Italian Renaissance. The upper part of the dress is open in front to the waist and tied with a golden strand. The floor-length trumpet sleeves sin of the shoulder with a web of gold and red beads attached. The cut and the front edge of the dress are decorated with a leaf-shaped application, pearls and a golden strand. At the wide cuffs look out a dark orange lining, which is embroidered with sequins motifs in flower shape. The hem of the skirt is back from a long train. As long as the train, the wide ends of the sleeves are cut so that they drag along the ground. Under the dress with the Queen on a cream-colored, langämerlige Chemise with a high, jagged and protruding collar.

10. Lord of the Rings – Arwen’s black and red dress

Era: Fantasy
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Christopher Lee
Director (s): Peter Jackson

Production year (s): 2001, 2002, 2003
Costumes: Ngila Dickson, Richard Taylor
Dress: One of the most popular clothes of the film is certainly Arwen’s black and red velvet dress. The cut is generally rather simple, but convinced by his selected beautiful fabrics. The main part of the dress is long and simply cut downward. The sleeves are udn to the elbows close-fitting and made of red brocade, from elbow to fall within a wide bell shape geefertigt red velvet. At the neckline and elbow a precious gold border is appropriate.

So there! you have the The 10 best movie costumes