Orlando (1992) short review

A beautiful film that suffers a bit from a story that doesn’t translate terribly well to film. The story spans four centuries, from the Elizabethan era to the present day. The costumes are absolutely breathtaking — I would happily kill for the title character’s white sack-back gown with huuuuuge paniers.


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.