The Way We Live Now (2001) short review

This is a great BBC miniseries written by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice) based on Anthony Trollope’s satirical novel. Because many of the characters are negative (satirical, remember?) it’s hard to LOVE them, but this is still a great story with great acting and — more importantly — BEAUTIFUL early 1870s costuming. I love the dresses worn by supporting character Georgianna Longestaffe (Anne-Marie Duff).


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.