The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) short review

Far truer to the original story than the big screen version with Robin Wright, this is a fun look at the underside of 17th century England.  Alex Kingston is great as Moll, and the story is funny, romantic, and sad.  The costuming is quite well done, although it spans rather too much time — if you were to match the costumes to the decade, Moll would be very very old at the end of the film!


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.