13 thoughts on “Vibrant and Attractive: Costumes of The Young Victoria (2009), Part 1

  1. The 1830s dresses with their ultra restrictive armscyes also seem to echo the restrictions of the so-called “Kensington System” that her mother raised her under.

  2. I feel that “The Young Victoria” is one of the dullest biopics I have ever seen. But I cannot deny that Sandy Powell’s costumes are simply beautiful.

      1. I may be a fan of Paul Bettany, but not he could save “The Young Victoria”. I simply found it rather dull.

  3. Oh yes, this movie is comfort food, even though I’m not all that fond of that era in fashion.

  4. I too loved the film. The only thing I didn’t like was having Albert attend the coronation festivities (he didn’t).

    It’s super for the costumes designed by one of the costume goddess herself, Sandy Powell. My favourite from the pre-queen period is the silver one she wears playing chess with Albert.

    I prefer Rupert for Lord M.

    And yes, the Victoria Hamilton miniseries is excellent.

  5. Ilove this film, it was what made me love Emily Blunt as an actress. I noticed the progression of maturity of her clothing as she aged and grew into her responsibilities, first recognizing it in the scene where she’s getting yelled at by Conroy and then he kicks Dash :(. I was like…that dress is more adult-ish, but my absolute FAVORITE has to be the green one she wears for like 30 seconds, but it’s gorgeous.

    Also, unrelated. There’s a russian eng sub tv version of Anna Karenina from 2017 on Prime right now, and the bustles look beautiful (now if only they didn’t show the characters from the shoulders up, it would be perfect)

    1. Ooh, thanks for the AK tip! I haven’t seen the Keira Knightly version and I have mixed feelings about the book, but I would love to see how Russians portray it.

  6. I really like this film a lot. Was chatting yesterday with a friend and she was saying she’d seen it and really liked it. It’s been a while but I found it quite well done and interesting. I watched a couple eps of the ITV/PBS Victoria series but after this flick and the Victoria & Albert miniseries, I wasn’t into it.

  7. I know that height isn’t the biggest deal when doing a historical film, but it still bothers me that Emily Blunt is SO much taller than Victoria. Oh well. It doesn’t distract from the story, so I won’t let it bother me too much!

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