Chicago (2002) short review

Yet another film that EVERYONE seems to have freaked out over and I just sort of liked.  It’s a fun musical, and Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones are both quite good at their roles.  The costumes on the main characters were good, if 1960s-derived — really good hairdos. But what was up with all of the background/chorus dancers?  They were all straight out of 1988 with long hair (and bad perms) etc.  See it, but don’t actually base any of your knowledge about 1920s costumes on it.


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.