1813 door een kanariegele bril | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
2004
Volume 54, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2589-4617
  • E-ISSN: 2667-2081

Abstract

Abstract

This essay discusses the costume department’s choices for the popular Netflix series (2020-), set in the London high society of 1813. While the costumes follow the Regency silhouette, they use fabrics and colours that did not yet exist in 1813. Moreover, Queen Charlotte’s dress is forty years out of date. As a fashion historian it is easy to argue against these stylistic choices, but when looking at as a part of popular culture, it makes sense that it tries to cater to modern and diverse audiences. Other recent productions have shown similar deliberate choices, departing from historical accuracy, though Bridgerton is by far the most extreme. The mise-en-scène in Bridgerton can be seen as a fictionalisation of the Regency period into a brightly coloured fantasy world.

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