I’ve finally been able to finish my post about the the Cut! Costume and the Cinema exhibit at the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich Ma. I visited just before starting my road trip back to Florida and along the way I got wind (no pun intended) of the fact that when I arrived I’d have to deal with a totally unwelcome welcome home visit from Hurricane Matthew.
As soon as I pulled into my driveway I had to start prepping to protect my property as the storm was predicted to hit my area as a possible Category 4 within 24 hours. Hurricane shutters had to go up and all outdoor furniture had to be moved inside. Luckily I had help, as it is a time consuming job. Not to mention you have to do this in 90 degree heat, with about 99% humidity! Basically, not a fun thing to do ever, never mind when you’ve just finished a 1500 mile road trip.
I was literally so dripping wet that I couldn’t even see what I was doing. This is what I should have been wearing to do this, something a bit more absorbent!
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Then I remembered just how nerve wracking it was when I stayed in the house for Hurricane Wilma, which hit us with 120mph winds. So I decided it was best to be safe, than sorry and jumped back in the car with my kitties to stay with friends who live outside the predicted path of the storm.
So while sitting in a safe place, waiting for Matthew to hammer down on Florida, I finally got the time to post these photos I took of the spectacular period costumes from that exhibit. The workmanship and details on these outfits is truly incredible.
Nicole Kidman wore this in Portrait of a Lady, which takes place in the late 1800s.
Emmy Rossum wore this pale pink confection in Phantom of the Opera.
Love the bustle train with rose accents.
Costume designed by Alexandra Byrne.
Costume worn by Kate Winslet in Finding Neverland, which is set in 1904 London.
Designed by Alexandra Byrne
Scarlett Johansson wore this gorgeous embroidered Victorian style costume in The Prestige, set in the late nineteenth century.
Designed by Joan Bergin.
This magnificent red gown was worn by Lara Flynn Boyle in Land of the Blind.
It is rumored she cried when she had to take it off after her scene.
Designed by Phoebe de Gaye
Kate Beckinsale costume from The Golden Bowl, based on a Henry James novel from 1904.
Designed by John Bright
Uma Thurman costume from The Golden Bowl.
These next two gowns I could totally envision wearing to a formal event today.
Beaded dress worn by Vanessa Redgrave in Mrs. Dalloway,
an adaptation of the 1923 novel by Virginia Wolf.
Love the beaded fringe on the sleeves.
Designed by Judy Pepperdine.
Burnout velvet gown worn by Maggie Smith in Gosford Park.
Designed by Jenny Beaven.
And to see more images of the fabulous costumes from the exhibit, check out this slideshow.
BTW, am back home again breathing a big sigh of relief, as the storm veered just enough off the coast at the last minute to not inflict any major damage to my area. Unfortunately there were many folks north of here who weren’t so lucky.
As far as the costumes, which one is your favorite?