Have you watched it? I can’t believe it came out so long ago and I only heard about it recently!. It features Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving and Judy Davis to name a few.
The storyline is very entertaining, full of twists and turns. Definitely not what I expected at all. What I did expect though, was top notch fashion and top notch fashion I got.
It is set in the early fifties with Dior’s New Look being the major influence. Tilly (Kate’s character) is a seamstress who was sent away under misterious circumstances when she was a child. Several years later she comes back to her little town in search of the the truth. She mentions having worked for Madame Vionnet and Cristobal Balenciaga himself before returning to Australia. Not too shabby.
Kate Winslet being the babe that she is looks so good in everything. For a movie set in the least picturesque part of the australian countryside, she manages to dress the entire town (population of about 15) to the nines. All this thanks to the ever awesome Marion Boyce, costume designer.
Above I illustrated a few of my favourite outfits from the movie. What’s not pictured is the struggle of only having to pick 6. Must watch for sure.