This is an occasional series highlighting historical movie and TV costumes that best represent the decade they were produced in. They may or may not be the most historically accurate, but we think these costumes stand out as icons of when they were made. Comment with your faves, and watch the blog for the next decade we review!
We have entered the home stretch of this decade. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed — so overwhelmed, I realized I forgot a couple of flicks from the previous installments!
Swept From the Sea (1997)
Berkeley Square (1998)
Ever After (1998)
The Governess (1998)
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Mansfield Park (1999)
Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Wives and Daughters (1999)
What’s your favorite iconic historical movie costume of the 1990s? Did we miss something in parts one, two, or three of this series?
TV is Wives and Daughters. Movie is a bit harder. Ever After is one but so is Shakespeare in Love for Dame Judi’s Elizabeth I costumes alone. Then Sleepy Hollow and Elizabeth. And wasn’t Priscilla Queen of the Desert a 1990s flick?
Yes, but “Priscilla”s costumes were hysterical, not historical.
SLEEPY HOLLOW! Nothing to do with this post, but have you ever looked at ‘Purple Sea’? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Sea
WTFrock is Minnie Driver wearing in “The Governess”?!!!! (That is Minnie Driver, in’t it?)
Bin liner with ruffles?
Ever After is one of my favourite movies – one I put on to play while I am sewing and not really pay attention to it. SO much of it is just cringing and inaccurate (loving how Leonardo rolled up hte Mona Lisa when it is painted on a piece of wood) but it has a great heart.
At the end of Ever After, the stepmother and stepsister fall into a bluey purple dye vat. The period method of extracting indigo is with aged urine. And that is your fun Ever After fact for the day.
Ever After has been my favourite film for years.
I think I can still recite Ever After and Shakespeare In Love!!!