Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006) short review

James Purefoy is hot hot hot, and he is even hotter as the dapper Beau Brummell, male fashion leader of the English Regency. Sadly, this film underwhelms, mostly because of a meandering plot that never seems to hit its stride, and what appeared to be too small a budget for the appropriate number of extras and locations. The men’s costuming, as you might guess, is REALLY nicely done. The women’s is a snooze, with the few female characters wearing the same thing over and over.


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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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