The King and I (1956) short review

It’s the classic! I never fail to cry during the big climax. See where many Victorian costuming myths come from, plus some impossibly huge hoopskirts, romantic polkas, and great songs.


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.