Bright Star’s collars

I loved the costuming at the film “Bright Star” (2009). Janet Patterson served as both the film’s costume designer and production designer. The costumes were going to be especially critical for this film, as Abbie Cornish’s character, Fanny Brawne, is a seamstress who puts a lot of thought into her own clothing. She was always trying to make a conscious statement. For example, when she wears the high-collared silver dress to the ball, she is creating herself as a peacock.

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The text was written according to the interview with Jane Patterson, available from

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