There was that one dress
Posted by Carolyn B on February 27, 1998 at 20:18:44:
In response to Actually, quite likely, written by Jessamyn on February 27, 1998 at 16:17:23
] ] I've seen the Laurence Olivier version (in which he plays Darcy) and it was definately 1890 or so, as the skirts were still quite full and the waist had not really risen yet.
] Actually, you should say after the waist had dropped again. This production's costumes were not set in the 1790s (as I assume you meant to say) but in the 1830s--well after Austen's death and totally irrelevant to her works. But that's a whole other story!
There was one outfit in P&P0 that struck me as 1890s. I may be wrong because I only saw the movie once, but I remember Lizzie at one point wearing a dress with a necktie, slimmer skirt?, and the big puffed sleeves that looked very Gibson Girl/turn of the 20th C. It struck me because I was busy trying to sort out all the other full skirts and bonnets. But of course as you say, the costuming in that movie is a whole other story!
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