TBT: The Wings of the Dove (1997)


In our podcast, we declared The Wings of the Dove (1997) to be 99.9% perfect, and it still holds true. This adaption of the Henry James novel stars Helena Bonham Carter in a darker, more complicated role than her earlier frock flicks, with stunning costumes by Sandy Powell. Now, back when we podcasted it, we also released a video-slideshow that includes images of what we’re talking about — check it out here:

But we didn’t cover all the costumes, so it’s time to go in-depth and look at all the fantastic outfits in this film.

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3 Responses

  1. gelasticjew

    So happy to see this in my inbox this morning, and what a good review of the costumes!

  2. Frances Germeshausen

    I need to dig further into the slide show, but I’ve gotta say: TWO Delphos dresses while sprawled in a gondola? That’s just showing off. LOL.

  3. Paul Vale

    Sean Barrett does so much millinery for film and TV. From this to the The Crown to Gentleman Jack.