Wardrobe Galleries: Jane Eyre (Evening Gown)

For a while now, I’ve been meaning to compile a series of wardrobe galleries devoted to some of my “favouritely costumed” cinematic figures – not the characters who get just one great outfit or two, but those with an entire wardrobe-ful of fabric finery. (For a hint of what’s to come, consult the second “Top Ten” list in this post: https://cinemattire.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/10-movies/.)

Inspired by my recent exchange of comments on Jane Eyre, I’m starting with Mia Wasikowska in the 2011 adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s novel. These subtle and beautiful 1840s gowns were designed by Michael O’Connor, who received an Oscar nomination for his work.

For today, Jane’s exquisite dark grey evening dress with white underlay at the neckline, worn with sheer fingerless gloves, or “mittens”:

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~ costume designer: Michael O’Connor ~

P.S. Should you desire to do further reading on the costumes in this film, here are some links:

http://www.mydaily.co.uk/2011/09/07/jane-eyre-behind-the-scenes-costume-department/ (see original costume drawings)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/22/michael-oconnor-jane-eyre_n_1292229.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jane-eyre-costume-designer-reveals-167193

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2011/03/the-costumes-of-jane-eyre

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