The White Ribbon (2009) short review

A very arty, slow moving film that requires some patience, but will absolutely blow you away. It’s a very small story set in a small village in rural Germany right before World War I, with very large implications for totalitarianism and society in general. The costumes are appropriately subdued and simple, but they suit the design and atmosphere 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.