The House of Eliott (1991) short review


Normally I can’t stand pre-mid-1990s British TV miniseries for one reason — low production values.  That makes it all the more significant when I say that in spite of the fact that this is shot on video, I REALLY loved it!  Two upper-middle-class sisters left destitute by their shmuck of a dead father during the 1920s must make their own way in the world, and happily for us they do so by starting their own fashion house!  I enjoyed both the nice 1920s costuming as well as the soap opera-esque stories of their lives and loves.


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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