Every goth girl of a certain age has dreamed of this dress (and the wickedly romantic dinner between Count Dracul and Mina Harper that goes with it!). The elegant, bright red, bustle gown in rustling silk is like a vampiric Victorian wedding gown and is rich with symbolism in the film.
Michaela de Bruce has created many, many amazing costumes, both reproductions and original designs, from fantasy and historical sources. So it’s no surprise that her version of Mina’s red bustle gown from Bram Stoker’s Dracula is fabulous. In her dress diary, she describes the hunt for the right silk, needing a vast quantity, having to wash and iron all of it in her tiny flat, and then, of course, her careful and precise dress construction. Inspirational!
That’s why she is this month’s Flick Pick. What a beautiful movie costume recreation.