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Costumes From The Duchess

Oscar Nominee: The Duchess For Best Costume Design

As we gear up for the Oscars, I'll be featuring the nominees for Best Costume Design. It's a big year for this category as the films nominated represent vastly different historical periods. Be it 18th-century England or San Francisco in the '70s, these films include some gorgeous threads. Today's featured movie is The Duchess.

Oh lucky, lucky Keira Knightley! She plays Georgiana Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire, and while the dramatic life of this charismatic woman was probably what drew her to the role, I'm sure the movie's lavish period costumes were a nice little bonus. Who wouldn't want to adorn herself in such gorgeousness? There's 18th-century costumes and then there's this movie: The wigs, the jewelry, the dapper menswear, the exquisite detail . . . The Duchess is a frenzy of beautiful period costuming — and I can't get enough of it.

To see a gallery of the costumes, just

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Photos courtesy of Paramount Vantage

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JuniperEyre JuniperEyre 8 years
I bet this will win the Oscar. Old period pieces often win.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
They were fabulous and correct to the era.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I was in awe of the costumes when I saw this in the theatre. Works of art. I wish we dressed like that today!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it was my vote that they would get the oscar for design knowing that it sometimes takes more effort to be authentic for period pieces, but you know how the academy votes - it's often surprises on who will win.
goldensaint goldensaint 8 years
The costumes were amazing in this film. The wigs and corsets which by the way keira knightley had a severe problem with because they were binding her ribs so much were perfect for the era of this film. It was for the heavy english aristocrats. However I felt horrible how she was treated by her husband. Im so glad this is not back then no woman deserved what she went through.
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