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Chantal Mallett's Guide to Design Inspiration

Mood Board: Costumes from Labyrinth, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummers Night's Dream & pre-Raphaelite paintings.



Victorian (1839-1901)


Medieval (476-1450) & Fairytale.

Age of Innocence, The (1993) 
The Age of Innocense (Michelle Pfeiffer),
Anna & the King (Jody Foster),
Anna Karenina (Greta Garbo),
Angels & Insects (Kristin Scott Thomas),
Bad Girls (Madeleine Stowe),
The Bucaneers,
Cousin Bette (Jessica Lang),
Bram Stokerâ??s Dracula (Winona Ryder),
The Four Feathers (Kate Hudson),
The French Lieutenantsâ??sWoman (Faye Dunaway),
Gangs of New York (Cameron Diaz),
Gone With the Wind (Vivienne Leigh), 
Gormenghast (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers),
The Governess (Minnie Driver),
An Ideal Husband (Cate Blanchet),
The Importance of Being Earnest (Reese Witherspoon),
The King & I (Deborah Kerr),
Little Women (Winona Ryder),
The Mask of Zorro (Catherine Zeta Jones),
Maverick (Jody Foster),
A Midsummerâ??s Night Dream (Michelle Pfieffer),
Moulin Rouge (Nicole Kidman),
My Fair Lady (Audrey Hepburn),
Onegin (Liv Tyler),
Our Mutal Friend (Anna Friel),
Painted Angels (Kelly McGillis),
Portrait of a Lady (Nicole Kidman),
Wives & Daughters (Francesca Annis).


The 10th Kingdom, 
Braveheart (Sophie Marceau) 
Camelot (Vanessa Redgrave), 
Dragonheart (Dennis Quaid ),
Excalibur (Cherie Lunghi), 
First Knight (Julia Ormond), 
Jabberwocky (Michael Palin),
A Knight's Tale (Heath Ledger), 
Ladyhawke (Michelle Pfeiffer), 
Legend (Mia Sara,) 
The Lion in Winter (Katharine Hepburn), 
Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Cate Blanchet, Liv Tyler), 
Merlin (Miranda Richardson), 
Mists of Avalon, The (Anjelica Houston), 
Princess Bride, The (Robin Wright), 
Prospero's Books (John Gielgud), 
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Mary Mastrantonio),
Snow White (Miranda Richardson),
Willow (Joanne Whalley). 
Science Fiction / Other

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Helen Miram),
Dune (Sting),
Romeo & Juliet (Claire Danes).




Chantal Mallett's Guide to Design Inspiration

Mood Board: Costumes from Lord of the Rings, A Midsummer Night's Dream & pre-Raphaelite paintings. Ideas can be drawn from nature - the shapes & colours of a beautiful landcape, a painting & a plant. A motif can be taken from a design like a Celtic cross.

*This page was first written in 2004. Films with fantastic costume in the last decade include:

Stardust (2007)
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Mirror Mirror (2012)
The Tudors (2007–2010)
The Borgias (2011– )
The White Queen (2013)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
The Young Victoria (2009)
Vanity Fair (2004)
Marie Antoinette (2006)
The Duchess (2008)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Anna Karenina (2012)
Atonement (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2016)
The Great Gatsby (2013)