Friday, September 16, 2011

The Duchess Costumes

Today's costumes are from The Duchess worn by Keira Knightly. The were designed by Micheal O'Connor and received an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for best Costume Design. 
Once again, I'm amazed by all the work in these costumes and wish wish wish I could touch them and see the inside!

I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the costumes for this movie but Ralph Fiennes plays such a monster it was a rather sad movie.

And yes in response to a comment yesterday, I definitely am lucky the security was perhaps a little more lax at The Glenbow because my friends and I stuck our faces right up to the costumes and never had a word or stink eye bit of trouble!

Happy Friday!

And I'm happy to report I got a fair bit of work done on my red pants and they are 2/3's done! I'm thinking I'll make my knit top next which will only take an afternoon and that should put me back on track!


  1. I love that navy jacket! The Duchess was a great movie and i agree...I was not a fan of Ralph but in real life I am! Loved him in the English Patient!

  2. Wow!! So gorgeous! Look at that embroidery work! And a picture on the dress - I guess that perfectly sums up the fashions of that time. :) These are beautiful. I love love love that movie. I think it's one of Keira's best. It is heartbreaking, but I still love it. The end was at least a *little* hopeful. :) Can't wait to see the red pants!

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  4. I'm glad you've had a chance to get closer. I didn't remember the previous costume you posted, but I remember these! You must have the same exhibition my daughter and I saw. (Cut! was the name, I think.) Isn't it great?

  5. The details are just so so amazing! Thanks so much for sharing these, I've saved the photographs for reference in my 'mood boards'!

  6. Fantastic, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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