29 thoughts on “Tulip Fever, Finally

  1. I still need to see film. But the knowledgeable post increases my desire to see it. Hopefully, it’s still playing next week when I get paid.

    1. Only if I can have the portrait dress, the teal velvet House of Worth 1900-1905 ball gown or Claire’s Teal Star Chamber Francaise from Outlander Season 2 Episode 7 Faith.

        1. Possibly the Gemeentemuseum den Haag. They have an incredibly awesome Dress collection.
          Maybe Allie has a inkling.


    1. If it had happened once, I’d be like “ok, whatever. Some men have ideas about their penises” but it happened more than once and I found it super disgusting. I think it did happen in the book, but something about hearing it come from a person’s mouth versus reading it in print makes it more cringeworthy.

  3. I am never going to unsee…whoever he is…as “Discount Leo DiCaprio.” Because when you’re right, you’re right.

    Also after photographing some Breton caps at the Gauguin exhibit I am now fascinated by ruffs, collars, and associated crimping/pleating/etc. I am going to have to see this for the costumes. (Not the tulips or the love story.)

  4. How was the script? The trailer made some of the dialogue sound very modern, but maybe some of that didn’t make it into the final cut??

  5. The costume porn alone will be worth the watch. Now if only Michael O’Conner can costume our next Baronial Event…….

      1. I would never wear anything that fine at Pennsic War. The red dirt alone on the hems would ruin the gowns. Also my next event is a Royal Progress Baronial Investiture. Though A Market Placer at Birka would also be good.

        1. I agree about the dirt at Pennsic, but I was thinking about how he would dress the fighters showing their status and armour.

          I would love to see a Market Placer at Birka interpretation of his. What about an Elizabethan progress?

          And have fun at the Baronial Investiture. (‘Have fun storming the castle’ popped into my mind as I typed the line)

        2. I have a friend who wore blinding white Elizabethan to Pennsic just to show he could do it. I swear he did not have a spot on him at the end of the weekend. No idea how he did that. Magic, maybe.

  6. The first night it was out, 4 of us ran to see it. Two of my friends do 17th century Dutch impressions in the mid-Atlantic area (great Dutch presence in Delaware, NY, NJ, etc.) and one of them is of Dutch ancestry. I occasionally join them but my clothing is more middle class. We loved it and drooled through the whole thing. The attention to detail — not just in the clothing, but in the whole look of the household — was amazing. The glassware and China! The furniture!

    I hope someone can get a screencap of the redwork nightgown Alicia Vikander wore. Just gorgeous. There were few quibbles, but mostly minor (like the gown that had ribbon ties on the back of the bodice???). I am so glad this film finally saw the light of day. It really is great costume porn.

    Dane deHaan did look like a very young version of Leonardo di Caprio, which was disconcerting, but otherwise he did a good job. I like Christoph Waltz and will forgive his “little soldier” remark because the whole purpose of the marriage was to procreate (part of the plot). And he really tried.

    I want a copy for my own library.

    1. <>There were few quibbles, but mostly minor (like the gown that had ribbon ties on the back of the bodice???). <>

      Most likely the copied a gown changed to become a shroud without realising it was common to cut away the original lacing, or cut open the back, and put in ribbons to make the dressing of the corpse easier. :)

  7. I love that this movie (mostly) resisted the urge to telegraph sexiness in modern terms. We don’t need flowing hair and Renn Faire corsets to show us who the “hot one” is!

    (Also, the very first thing I did when my showing got out was google “frock flicks tulip fever”, even before telling my fiance when I’d be home. Had to have my costume fix.)

  8. I quite enjoyed it, and I loved the costumes! And you could tell they had used extant costumes… I’m sure most people don’t read accounts on 17th Century burial clothes, but I do, and the gown which was tied with a number of ribbon bows in the back, was a typical change to excisting clothes into shrouds to make the dressing of the corpse easier. I assume it would be rather impractical in reality- all those bows would snag into things as you moved along.

    But on the whole, that’s a very minor quibble. And if the prostitutes didn’t wear hairpins, at least they wore shifts! (Versailles, I’m looking at you.)

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