Sarah can be blamed for my latest CADD (Costume Attention Deficit Disorder) foray (mental only, so far!) into 16th century costume. I’ve been obsessed the last week with what-to-do-with-the-4.25-yards-of-orange-silk-damask-lurking-in-my-closet question. A few interesting things I’ve come across include an exhibit of Holbein’s drawings at the Tate Britain (click on Room Guide for lots of images), and a bazillion high res versions of 16th century maps that show costume figures (don’t forget your grain of salt, of course). We’ve been discussing on LJ exactly what is going on on the skirt CF of the lady on the right (warning: high res!). Theories welcome!
In other movie news, I’ve seen the new BBC Wide Sargasso Sea and the 2003 TV version of The Other Boleyn Girl – reviews coming soon.