Ahh, after a weekend at home, I'm ready to return for more Pre-Raphaelite lovelies!
Today's blog is dedicated to Maggie, the amazing creator of The Costumer's Guide to Movie Costumes, and Lisa, the modern artistic dresser and talent behind Arteffex.
Having a keen interest in costumes, as I've already recently mentioned, I get a thrill out of seeing gowns and costumes in movies, and recognizing or being told what art they were inspired by. Below are three of my favorites. Dress 1 was pointed out to me by Lisa, dresses 2 and 3 were discovered on Maggie's site.
This first example is my personal favorite. From the movie Snow White: The Fairest of Them All, Snow's mother wears a gown that is a direct duplicate of William Morris' Guinevere, or La Belle Iseult.
A side by side comparison of the dress from the movie, and the dress from the original painting. I can't believe they even had the fabric pattern duplicated!
The second example is from Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (I love this movie). The absolutely captivating character of Laura wanders her villa garden wearing a lovely robe very reminiscent of Waterhouse's The Soul of the Rose.
Finally, the gown worn by Miranda Richardson in Sleepy Hollow could have been inspired by several Pre-Raphaelite artworks of similar gowns, but I personally feel it comes closest to Edward Burne-Jones' Sidonia Von Bork.
If you see any more examples of gowns used in movies that remind you of Pre-Raphaelite art, please please please let me know! I just love seeing art come alive in three-dimensional ways.