Friday, March 18, 2016

Crimson Peak's gothic romantic film costumes on display...

Guillermo del Toro's gothic horror romance film, Crimson Peak, may not have set the box office alight, but the film's fashion certainly turns heads and this exquisite collection of costumes was definitely one of the highlights of L.A.'s FIDM Museum's 24th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition on February 12, 2016.

Original Crimson Peak movie costumes
Crimson Peak movie costume exhibit FIDM Museum
Crimson Peak film costumes
Crimson Peak film costumes
Crimson Peak movie costumes
Kate Hawley was responsible for these spectacular costumes designs with their overblown sleeves, bold colours and dramatic trains in this Victorian-era gothic romance ghost story.
Crimson Peak movie billboard
Crimson Peak movie billboard
In the film, Mia Wasikowska's 'Edith Cushing' is enticed to live in a haunted mansion in the remote English countryside by the mysterious and seductive 'Thomas Sharpe' (Tom Hiddleston). Marrying him, she moves into the house along with his equally enigmatic sister, 'Lucille' (Jessica Chastain), and discovers that the manse and its occupants hold more than a few spooky secrets.

Costumes worn by Mia Wasikowska
as Edith Cushing in Crimson Peak
Mia Wasikowska Crimson Peak Edith Cushing costumes
Crimson Peak Edith Cushing costume
Edith Cushing Crimson Peak film costume
Edith Cushing Crimson Peak hand belt costume detail
Edith Cushing Crimson Peak movie costume
Mia Wasikowska Crimson Peak Edith Cushing costume
Crimson Peak Edith Cushing movie costume
Crimson Peak Edith Cushing sleeves costume detail
Mia Wasikowska Crimson Peak Edith Cushing costume
The actress wears these two costumes in the movie, and as these outfits were on display out of display cases it was amazing to see the embroidery on the sleeves and creepy details like the clasping hands waist belt up close.

Mia Wasikowska is no stranger to wearing elaborate costumes, like these Alice in Wonderland movie costumes and Jane Eyre period drama costumes.

Boots worn by Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing
in Crimson Peak
Edith Cushing Crimson Peak boots and their inspiration
Edith Cushing Crimson Peak boots and their inspiration
Rather interestingly the exhibit also had a pair of the button-up boots worn by the actress as Edith on display, and next to them the original 1870s pair (on the left) that were matched detail-for-detail to recreate historically accurate fashion for the period film.
Costumes worn by Jessica Chastain
as Lucille Sharpe in Crimson Peak
Jessica Chastain Crimson Peak Lucille Sharpe gown
Jessica Chastain Crimson Peak Lucille Sharpe gown
Jessica Chastain Crimson Peak Lucille costume
Crimson Peak Lucille Sharpe costume detail
Crimson Peak Lucille gown train detail
Lucille Sharpe Crimson Peak costume
Lucille Sharpe Crimson Peak movie costume
Thomas Lucille Sharpe costumes Crimson Peak
Lucille Sharpe costumes Crimson Peak
Jessica Chastain Crimson Peak Lucille gown
Jessica Chastain's 'Lucille' certainly likes dramatic looks with these dark, rich colours and lengthy dress trains.

If you're a fan of the beautiful actress, you can also see her 1960s costume from The Help and her 1950s costume in The Tree of Life on display.

Costume worn by Tom Hiddleston
as Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak
Tom Hiddleston Crimson Peak Thomas Sharpe costume
Meanwhile if you're a fan of the charming Tom Hiddleston, be sure to also check out his Loki costume from Thor: The Dark World and these War Horse movie costumes on display.

Stay tuned for more fantastic costumes up close and currently on display and open to the public for free at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum until April 30, 2016.
Edith Cushing Crimson Peak costume
Edith Cushing hat Crimson Peak
Edith Cushing Crimson Peak film costume
UPDATED: On a subsequent visit to the exhibit a hat was added to the Edith Cushing costume on the far left to complete the outfit.

Crimson Peak movie billboard
Crimson Peak movie billboard
Buy the movie: Crimson Peak [Blu-ray]

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