Oscar and Lucinda (1997) short review

A sad, quirky tale of love between two misfits set in Australia in probably the 1870s or 1880s (it’s been a while since I’ve seen it). Keep your eye on Cate Blanchett as Lucinda not only for a great performance, but for interesting dress reform outfits.


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.