As any couture lifestyler is well aware, right up there with cosplay (something we touched on a few blogs back), period wardrobe dress-up is all the rage at cons, events and even private parties. Steampunk, a mixture of both stylings, wears well with us of the latex brigade and with the popularity of shows like “Downton Abbey” and “Game of Thrones” even, plenty of people tune into shows and movies, log onto websites, as much for following plotlines as for drooling over vintage couture.
The trailer for Mary Queen of Scots was released this week. Starring Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan, the promise we get of fantastic period costuming for this film is sure to interest us all.
Robbie stars as one of King Henry VIII’s daughters, Queen Elizabeth, and Ronan her younger cousin, Mary Stuart. The actual history here is that Mary Stuart threatened Elizabeth’s throne after returning to Scotland post her husband’s death. Both ladies as much try to wield their power…as try to stay alive under Henry who was very fond of taking his lady’s heads.
“A friendship that became a rivalry” as the film title scrolling across the trailer describes the relationship between the two ladies.
The couture revealed in the trailer (see here) is nothing less than spectacular. High flowing blue dresses spread high on the neck, ruffled collars more like neck braces, corseted gowns pushing women’s attributes nearly to their necks, military uniforms for gentleman, plus flowing capes for both genders. There is even a spectacular scary shot of Margot Robbie in full white face, hair circling like a flaming bonnet around her head in the quite severe get-up of full queen couture.
Who knows if any of what we see here will make the grade for Halloween 2018, but Mary Queen of Scots arrives in December.