Sherlock Holmes (2009) short review


A VERY boy-riffic look at the famous detective — it’s Sherlock Holmes, action hero! Meh. It was fine, but very meh. Not my cup of tea, I guess! I was surprised, given the fabulous Jenny Beavan designed the costumes, to see such weird costume choices on the women — especially the BANGS! Oh, the bangs.


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.

3 Responses

  1. Pina

    Could you (or one of the other writers on this website) do one on the recent Christmas special episode of Sherlock, the BBC series?

    • Kendra

      It’s certainly on our radar! It’s not quite my cup of tea, but I’ll try to talk Sarah or Trystan into it…

  2. Myra Edwards.

    If anyone wants to read a review of the costumes in this film, there’s a wonderful two-part review of it on the blog ClothesInFilm.