An Education (2009) short review

This is deserving of all the rave reviews it received! A very well done story of a precocious English high school-age girl who thinks she’s ready for more than she is.  Surprisingly bittersweet, and the plotline surprised me.  Carey Mulligan was really mesmerizing in the main role.  The costumes were well made and designed to suit the story and the era — early 1960s.


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.