Rob Roy had the misfortune of premiering the same year as a certain other film about a Scottish folk hero who rose up against the English. While Braveheart (1995) made a shitton of money, won five Oscars, and piled on the historical inaccuracies left and right, Rob Roy was basically ignored. While this story has its own inaccuracies, the costumes are pretty damn good because they were designed by the one and only Sandy Powell. Also, we get the baddies Tim Roth as Archibald Cunningham and John Hurt as James Graham, 4th Marquess of Montrose, wearing faaaaaaabulous early 18th-century suits and full-bottomed wigs, so that alone is worth throwing back on this Thursday for!
He’s such a villain, but you can’t deny the appeal, right?
Everybody’s lookin’ good.
So fabulously dressed!
The Marquess is having his portrait painted, so he’s wearing formal court garb of about 50-75 years earlier.
LOOKIT ALL THE FANCY PANTS-NESS!
Damn scots can’t handle the high fashion. Pshaw.
I wish I could get a better pic of this pink suit, because it is my everything.
Thank you, internets, for this, tho’.
OK, sure, we have the historically accurate but icky black boy servant as seen in a jillion 18th-c. portraits. Also, that suit.
Which went on sale in one of the Profiles of History catalogs, where we can see all the details.
Likewise, Cunningham’s fine waistcoat.
Turned up in another catalog, & oh my, is it a lovely creation.
Tim Roth blue waistcoat
Do you remember the pretty boy’s costumes of Rob Roy?