Ever After: A Cinderella Story- The Art of Costume Blogcast

Ever After: A Cinderella Story – S2 Episode 29

Our Fairy-Tale romance month wouldn’t be complete without a classic Cinderella story! This week we are watching the 1998 American romantic drama film inspired by the Cinderella fairy tale, Ever After. Listen as our cohosts discuss the many French Renaissance-era costumes designed by Jenny Beavan. Topics include the famous winged dress worn by Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, Leonardo da Vinci’s wardrobe, and the various red flags of Prince Henry. You better listen before you turn into a pumpkin!

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Show Notes: Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Behind the Wardrobe:

Director: Andy Tennant

Costume Designer: Jenny Beavan

Notable Work: A Room with a View (1985) Gosford Park (2001), Alexander (2004), Sherlock Holmes (2009) Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011), The King’s Speech, Mad Max: Fury Road (20215), The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Cruella (2021)

“She had already had the ‘special’ dress made for her. Drew was very sweet about it but she just felt that it wasn’t special enough. It wasn’t wasted, she wears it elsewhere in the film.”

– Jane Law, EverAfterCostume.com

“A few figures give an idea of the work involved to produce the slipper – all strictly hand-done by the Ferragamo Florentine craftsmen: 50 hours of labor, 200 silver pearls, 1000 tiny glass beads and meters and meters of silver thread. The upper was woven and embroidered by the expert hand of a “haute couture” embroiderer.” 

– Jane Law, EverAfterCostume.com

Want to know more? Check out our sources.

Lorraine, Sarah. “TBT: Ever after (1998).” Frock Flicks, 1 July 2021, http://www.frockflicks.com/ever-after-1998/.

Ever after Costumes, http://www.everaftercostumes.com/work.shtml.

Greene, Kim. Drew Barrymore’s Princess Makeup on Ever after – Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhzjZaqmKQM.

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