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Vancouver Region: Regency Fashion in Film

Feb 11

10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

The Context of Accuracy: Regency Fashion in Film

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Join the Vancouver Region and presenter Marlo de Vaal for an in-person event on "The Context of Accuracy: Regency Fashion in Film." 

Does inaccurate always mean bad? Jane Austen’s most famous novels have been adapted numerous times, and, despite the fact that Austen provides few descriptions of her characters’ outer appearances, the empire style gown is now almost intrinsically linked with Austen’s characters on screen. These gowns are not always accurate, however. This presentation will explore what takes precedence in period costuming and whether or not inaccuracy is equivalent to bad costuming decisions.

Marlo de Vaal studied Costuming for Stage & Screen at Capilano University, in keeping with her love of live theater. She is a member of the Museum of Original Costume and editor/contributor to its newsletter. She is passionate about the way clothing shapes how we present ourselves, both on stage or screen, and in real life.  

Pay the $5 registration fee (exact change appreciated) on the day of the event. Please bring a finger-food contribution to the pot-luck lunch.

Additional details are available online.