10 times filmmakers made a serious mistake and we really believed itVika
Dozens of different specialists develop the style of the movie hero and make sure that the costumes correspond to a specific historical era. Still, they do not always manage to avoid mistakes. Even professionals make them. But sometimes the creators turn a blind eye to minor blunders for the sake of artistic expression.
In Pictolic, we have watched several famous films to find these flaws, and we want to share them with you.
This film is set in the Edwardian era. In one of the scenes, we see how Rosa's mother diligently laces up her daughter's corset. However, the item shown in the film does not correspond to the era. The model worn by the heroine completely covers the chest and has a curved chest line. At the beginning of the last century, a lush natural breast was considered beautiful, and to emphasize the shape, women of fashion wore long corsets with a straight low chest line.
2. Little women.
It's almost impossible to imagine a Victorian girl without a bonnet. However, in the latest adaptation of Louise May Alcott's novel "Little Women", costume designers decided to get rid of this accessory, replacing it with straw hats or completely depriving the heroines of any headdresses.
3. The Golden Age.
In the film Golden Age, Clive Owen, who portrays Sir Walter Raleigh, never takes off his leather boots, and even walks in them to see the queen. However, the real Walter Raleigh would hardly have thought of wearing boots designed for hunting and riding in the presence of the queen. The wardrobe of the medieval nobility was much more varied than what we usually see in the movies. And most of the time the courtiers wore elegant leather shoes and hosiery.
4. Moulin Rouge!
Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge! gorgeous without a doubt. Unfortunately, almost none of her costumes are true. The costumes of the famous Parisian cabaret dancers actually consisted of fluffy cancan skirts and voluminous white pantaloons. And they wore thick black stockings on their feet, not fishnet tights.
5. Another one of the Boleyn family.
In almost all films, where the action takes place in the Middle Ages, the heroines flaunt beautiful corsets with bare shoulders, and "Another Boleyn Family" is no exception. However, the reality was less romantic. In the 16th century, no noble lady could do without underwear. Dressing gowns and shirts made of linen, cotton, and sometimes silk protected them from the cold and protected them from chafing from wearing rigid corsets. In addition, washing a linen robe was much easier than washing robes made of expensive fabrics.
In the Bridgerton series, the heroines wear tight corsets directly over their naked bodies. We even see cuts and scrapes on Daphne Bridgerton's back, which resulted from wearing uncomfortable corsets. However, in reality, this was not possible. During the Regency, as in other historical periods, the corset was worn over underwear, which was an integral part of any woman's wardrobe.
7. Enola Holmes.
Most of Enola Holmes' costumes are perfectly tailored, but there are still some mistakes. Thus, the elements of some outfits, in particular the bodice of the burgundy dress and the skirt of the pink dress, more imitate the fashion of the 1870s than the fashion of the 1880s when the action takes place. In addition, the neckline on the burgundy dress is too frank: a young girl of those years would hardly have dared to walk down the street in a similar dress during the day.
8. Kingdom of Heaven.
Despite the fact that Balian, played by Orlando Bloom, was a brave man, he hardly would have dared to enter the battlefield without a helmet.
9. My fair lady.
The most popular hairstyle of the early twentieth century (the film takes place in 1912) was the softly curled pompadour. This hairstyle was worn to support the wide-brimmed hats that were fashionable in those years. But at the time, there was no question of the high hairstyle that Audrey Hepburn wore in the film.
10. Pride and Prejudice.
The film and novel are set in 1811-1812 when natural curls replaced lush wigs. The girls gathered their hair in a high bun, and the main beautiful element of their hairstyle was dense curls around the forehead and temples. And, of course, they didn't wear loose hair and bangs.