Sleepy Hollow (1999) short review

Already a classic — Tim Burton’s retelling with Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane Girl Detective (Depp’s words, not mine!) and Christina Ricci as Katrina von Tassel.  Great story, great acting, a bit over-the-top ending but hey what are you gonna do.  The costuming is gorgeous if very Hollywood-ized and goth-ized — they got the silhouettes and cut of the gowns right, but the fabric choices and aesthetics are very modern and goth-y (appropriately so).  I LOVE Ricci’s black and white striped dress (you’re surprised, aren’t you?).


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.