Mildred Pierce (2011) short review

Really great remake of the classic Joan Crawford movie. The costumes were surprisingly good! I was ready for the well-done average housewife looks, but surprised to find that Mildred also has a very glamorous wardrobe for special occasions! Really great locations — although it wasn’t filmed there, I was really entranced by how much it conjured early L.A. before the freeways and the sprawl.


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.