This Throwback Thursday is one of my true guilty pleasures — Anne of the Thousand Days from 1969 starring Geneviève Bujold as Anne Boleyn. Costume designer Margaret Furse won the Oscar for best costume for this movie, but it’s not like that denotes any particular historical accuracy. Oh those French hoods! Maybe this is why renfaire reenactors make them out of plastic visors — all of Bujold’s hoods stick straight up like a halo around her pretty little face. She is damn pretty though, and she looks stunning in everything, no matter how weird.
I’m always sucked in by the story and acting of this movie, and the costumes get a pass because Bujold and Richard Burton as Henry VIII can chew the hell out of scene. But upon closer inspection… um… it’s a mishmash. Random sleeve shapes slapped on the dresses, weird fabric and trim choices, jumping around in time, and hair everywhere never dressed and tucked up under hats. Did I mention it’s all very pretty?