• Tight fitted corsets
• Vintage gold buttons (men’s jackets)
• Flower corsages ( worn around neck)
• Soft colours, nothing too distracting or bright
• Fur used on jackets
• Feathers on the large hats
• Long dresses that drag along the floor ( no short dresses)
• Smock wrap around coats ( hanging off the body)
• Vintage flower fabric for the women’s clothes
• Men’s tight trousers
• Men’s trench style jackets
Are any of the costumes, details, fabrics etc see in “The Duchess” reflected within current trends? And if so which ones, and how are they reflected?
A lot of the materials such as lace, seen in Prada and fur, are very in as trends right now but are rarely put together. Although the noticeable popularity in corset dresses years ago they are not seen worn so much now days as it’s a more formal and wealthy outfit to be dressed in. The frills and ruffles textures around the certain seems of the costumes for more detail are used a lot now by designers in order to add an extra feature to their design to make it more eye catching ad unique.
The smock style is defiantly reflected as a popular style when walking into high street stores such as Topshop which sell a huge range of the style but in The Duchess this style was only seen in ranges such as women’s coats, (and only worn when an important person is entering or being noticed). The tight fitter corsets flatter the female body hugely and is seen a lot more on the catwalk since the summer, a huge display of evening/going out corsets are designed, which links the costumes seen in The Duchess to current trends. [continues]
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