Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Small Investigation of Michael O'Connor's Work

The Duchess of Devonshire was a fashion icon, in fact she was arguably the leading fashion icon in late 18th century England. She is responsible for popularizing such fads as the Picture Hat, the Gaulle Gown aka chemise a la reine, and the gown en militaire. So for her upcoming biopic, The Duchess, Georgiana should be in the most extravagant and fabulous of costume. This was successfully accomplished by costume designer, Milena Canonero in 2006's Marie Antoinette. She won an Oscar for her efforts. Her previous credits include Titus and The Affair of the Necklace. So how will The Duchess' costume designer, Michael O'Connor match up? Here's a small look at the films he was costumer designer for. Sorry for the lack of better pictures, I had a tough time finding good ones so feel free to contribute.

The Mystic Masseur, 2001

Nomad, 2005

The Last King of Scotland, 2006

Brick Lane, 2007

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, 2008

's work in wardrobe departments is more impressive to me. Some of these films include Quills, Topsy Turvy, and Emma. So will his work prove to be something Georgiana would really wear? We won't know until the movie comes out, but until then, there's always this.

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