Ballet Shoes (2007) short review

A BBC adaptation of the Noel Streatfield book (which I loved when I was young). The three Fossil sisters (all orphans) study and perform in ballet, theater, and film in 1930s London. Emma Watson plays the eldest. A nice adaptation with only a few tweaks from the book plot (adding a romantic subplot) which don’t detract from the story. The costumes are, predictably, very nicely done (the BBC always does this era well).


About the author



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.