Are "Emma." (2020) Costumes Historically Accurate? aka What Makes Good Period Drama Costumes

Pubblicato il 31 mar 2020
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  • Karolina Żebrowska

    Karolina Żebrowska

    Anno fa

    sorry about the audio quality, the time machine ruined the clips when I was on my way back :(

    • Michael Spooner

      Michael Spooner

      7 mesi fa

      @꧁Sher locked꧂ 🌖🐘🐌🐌,oh gosh.I gotta go.Did you know of the Melbourne shuffle dance craze.Well ,dancing isn'too crazy.I missed the Emma film.I recently saw.Seriously I have to motion sickness off the internet.Had a friend put lamp shade on my head at a prison concert.Oh,gosh.Some friends go on and on.Charge phone,need it to go to separate text number so I don't keep everyone up or interupt sleep patterns.Thank you ladies and gentlemen.

    • Wheelie Blind

      Wheelie Blind

      8 mesi fa

      What do you expect when they are not wearing clothes made for them to fit perfectly?

    • Celeste Tuesta

      Celeste Tuesta

      8 mesi fa

      Hate when that happens

    • Yadi A.

      Yadi A.

      8 mesi fa

      Karolina Żebrowska omg i thought i was the only one that had that problem!

    • ꧁Sher locked꧂

      ꧁Sher locked꧂

      9 mesi fa

      is good

  • Issi Bel

    Issi Bel

    Giorno fa

    9:00

  • Mariana Oliveira

    Mariana Oliveira

    7 giorni fa

    I loved Anna's performance but boy did I hate the styling. I much prefer Daphne's dresses in Bridgerton. I guess historically accurate costumes aren't for me 😅 I prefer to have some modern mix in there

  • Miriam Gillham

    Miriam Gillham

    10 giorni fa

    I really appreciate the amount of knowledge shown on this video. Thank you for trying to give as authentic an overview of the regency era as you have done. Enjoyed this take on the Emma movie costumes so very much!

  • kattahj

    kattahj

    15 giorni fa

    That first sentence sounded a lot like Miranda Hart!

  • Ali the Heep

    Ali the Heep

    25 giorni fa

    6:29 Harriet’s “odd jacket” is made of hundreds of tiny crocheted-thread squares and is marvelously intricate. It was made by Sophie Digard for the 2009 movie Bright Star which features lots of handwork since the main character, Fanny Brawne, was a seamstress and clothing designer.

  • Ali the Heep

    Ali the Heep

    25 giorni fa

    Closed captions, 3:57 “Emma’s color palette is pasta”

  • Torchwood Pride

    Torchwood Pride

    25 giorni fa

    If you put on the autogenerated texts - you will get even more enjoyment out of this vlog post. Which is pretty interesting in itself.
    PS. There is NOTHING wrong with Karolinas’s English. The subtitles are just - hilariously wrong from time to time.

  • Lorie

    Lorie

    27 giorni fa

    Such an incredible and well researched analysis!!!!!

  • Emy Magdalene

    Emy Magdalene

    Mese fa

    let the men wear tighter pants you cowards!

  • Welp SendHelp

    Welp SendHelp

    Mese fa

    Finally. Ah goddamn bonnet. Ffs. FINALLY

  • Parlons Astro

    Parlons Astro

    Mese fa

    I finally understood why the costumes of some old historical movies don't work for me. They had the silhouette, but not the texture. So it looks "fake".

  • Ernest Sipes

    Ernest Sipes

    Mese fa

    Well, I thought I was smart.
    Then I watched this video.

  • 4Freedom4All

    4Freedom4All

    Mese fa

    For some reason, the hair designer here (Emma.) used a very stiff, bad wig on poor Anya Taylor Joy. I have no idea why. Maybe she didn't want to bleach her hair white-blond? (Her natural color is a much softer dark blonde, though she has dyed it or worn wigs for other roles.) Maybe the combined stress of double-process white-blonde AND severe hot curling -- day after day on set -- threatened to ruin her real hair?
    Instead, she's pulling a "Daenerys Targaryen" style, of a very elaborate wig, that frankly to my eyes is completely unnatural and strange on a young girl. Women in this era did "supplement" their hair with hair pieces, braids, curls, buns and so on -- very few women have enough natural hair to carry these looks off -- but a 20 year old girl? with a ladies maid to style her hair? I'm saying "no" to that.
    There were definitely scenes (on my high def HDTV, with a blue ray DVD) where I could very clearly see her hair was a wig -- a very stiff wig, and entirely lacking in natural color variation at the roots. This took me right out of the story, which is too bad -- 99% of the costuming is magnificent, almost museum-worthy (the exceptions being few, but those "chemisette collars with no chemisettes" were glaring. And I don't get it, except possibly the director wanted to see bosoms).

  • 4Freedom4All

    4Freedom4All

    Mese fa

    "Emma." (2020) had the bad luck to premiere just as the COVID19 pandemic was breaking. That really limited the audience, and kept it out of theatres. So it's hard to tell what sort of impact it might have had in another year. Also....anything influential about the costumes here (which are simply fantastic) has been blown clean out of the public imagination by the abomination that is "Bridgerton". It is Bridgerton that will influence films for the next decade, not "Emma."

  • 4Freedom4All

    4Freedom4All

    Mese fa

    The BBC -- which has made some excellent period films with excellent costumes -- actually keeps a big stock department of period clothing and reuses them a lot. IMDb.com has a section for each film called "Trivia" and they list many of the costumes that appear in multiple period dramas, and even in theatrical films. They are not all original!
    I do love the costumes in "Emma." 2020! the casting, the acting, are just "meh" but the costumes are maybe the best and most accurate Regency costumes I've ever seen.
    It's kinda like the "anti-Bridgerton". It also might be the very last time we see a British Regency period story done with ethnically accurate actors in all the roles.

  • 4Freedom4All

    4Freedom4All

    Mese fa

    Karolina: in reality in this period -- roughly 1815 here (Regency is 1811-1820) -- men of wealth & fashion wore very tight pants, often in a color called "fawn" (light beige) an without underwear, and they were nearly see-through. Apparently their genitalia were clearly outlined. This has an analogy with women's dresses of 1797 to 1802 or so, when women wore sheer, nearly transparent dresses without much underneath (many historians think they wore NOTHING between their knees & their waists!). So you had both genders is fairly revealing clothing, a real contrast to all the formality and politeness.
    NOTE: these were fashions of A. very wealthy people and B. young fashionable people -- probably anyone not so rich and not so young did not wear such revealing clothing.

  • Couch Potatoes Not So Anonymous

    Couch Potatoes Not So Anonymous

    Mese fa

    I thought Emma’s curls looked like they could be hair pieces (not in a bad way)

  • A Dorothy In Kansas

    A Dorothy In Kansas

    Mese fa

    This is my third time watching this video since you've created it!
    One of my fave's of yours!

  • Kerstin Eisenhut

    Kerstin Eisenhut

    Mese fa

    The lady is spelled Austen, not Austin.

  • Diana America Rivero

    Diana America Rivero

    Mese fa

    Austen's novels aren't exactly ~serious~. She throws a lot of shade at the gentry and nobility of her time and the strict rules that governed how she (and women in general) lived and it's all bitingly funny. Also, Clueless was inspired by Emma, which in turn inspired this iteration of Emma, right down to the yellow pelisse and black bonnet that Anya Taylor Joy wears in the film. It's Cher Horowitz's black and yellow plaid skirt suit, but made in the Regency style.

  • Alexandra Ostrovskaya

    Alexandra Ostrovskaya

    Mese fa

    Please show us your film!

  • Clare Kuehn

    Clare Kuehn

    2 mesi fa

    Nice analysis! Thank you! Very rich in information.

  • Beth B

    Beth B

    2 mesi fa

    That blush is so gorgeous on you

  • MistressDistress

    MistressDistress

    2 mesi fa

    You made we want to see this!

  • Lynne Jones

    Lynne Jones

    2 mesi fa

    Thanks. Great informative video. ❤️ Lynne

  • Galactic Hermione

    Galactic Hermione

    2 mesi fa

    Karolina’s accent makes the auto subtitles fantastic *chef’s kiss*
    The color palette is pasta.

  • LTH

    LTH

    2 mesi fa

    The colour of your gloves do not look good with your skin tone.

  • SironNFuries

    SironNFuries

    2 mesi fa

    I loved Emma! It adapted the book so well! It captured the hilarity of the book perfectly.

  • Scott Kruer

    Scott Kruer

    2 mesi fa

    I am fascinated by your channel. Please linger on 5he photos in the movies. I want to take in what you are talking about as a none fashion expert.

  • Adéla Báštiová

    Adéla Báštiová

    2 mesi fa

    Ahh... that moment when the subtitles wants to go some years back too and it says curling iron as "curling IRA"

  • Michayla Lawrence

    Michayla Lawrence

    2 mesi fa

    It kinda sucks that they left the ends straight cause it’s a really easy fix with a modern curling iron

  • Rupali Bhattacharya

    Rupali Bhattacharya

    2 mesi fa

    I freaking knew you would love Emma!!!
    I enjoyed and loved it so much too it has earned a position in my top period dramas

  • Dorothy Willis

    Dorothy Willis

    2 mesi fa

    I am so glad to know someone else noticed the same things about the costumes I did! The first thing I said when I saw Mrs. Elton was "That's what they wore ten years later!" I agree with everything you say and I love your outfit!

  • GalleryG

    GalleryG

    2 mesi fa

    Whenever i get sad about historical inaccuracy with costumes, I try to find a video on this version of Emma

  • Matthew Estep

    Matthew Estep

    2 mesi fa

    Do Bridgerton next, please.

  • Hannah Anderson

    Hannah Anderson

    2 mesi fa

    I thought that using a curling iron for Emma's curls was a smart (albeit anachronistic) for two reasons: 1: It emphasized her 'everything is perfect and the way I want it' vibe and 2: For a main character that is supposed to be extremely put-together, if you wanted to really have the rag curl look it would require wig pieces that could be styled as such in order to keep continuity.

    • myettechase

      myettechase

      Mese fa

      Also that she had some flyaways and unruly curls during scenes when she’s out-of-sorts, like when she and Harriet have their conflict towards the end

  • Ruby Parker

    Ruby Parker

    2 mesi fa

    please please watch the secret of moon acre and rate the costumes in it, they are insane in an amazing way absolutely not historically accurate from what I can tell but just so wild. It's a goofy children fantasy that I'm not sure I should call historical because there is no set time period that I remember. But the dresses make me so feral with how fancy they look, I'm very curious how accurate they are if at all.

    • Jaime Guerrero

      Jaime Guerrero

      23 giorni fa

      Apparently it's set in 1842.

  • Jacqueline Cranston

    Jacqueline Cranston

    2 mesi fa

    The captioning is really painfully bad. Ms. Zebrowska has a wonderful vocabulary and expresses herself beautifully. However, the captions are so wrong that it is unintentionally funny. The words for the garment chemise, or chemisette, were never once spelled correctly. Perhaps it would be helpful to print a list of fabric and style terms so that the person writing the captions can rfer to it in order to match the actual descriptions to the sound track.

  • Katie Sewell

    Katie Sewell

    3 mesi fa

    Some of us have naturally curly hair so please refrain from calling it ‘lame’, ‘not hot’ or ‘crazy’. Thanks.

  • sally google smith

    sally google smith

    3 mesi fa

    How accurate was the bbc pride and predudice adaptation with Collin ferth please?

  • fiorioify

    fiorioify

    3 mesi fa

    Emma is a masterpiece when it comes of costume and set Design. Texture, materials, pattern, accessories, colors, it’s a joy to watch!

    • Karolina Żebrowska

      Karolina Żebrowska

      3 mesi fa

      I agree!

  • Lydia Luton

    Lydia Luton

    3 mesi fa

    I can vouch (unfortunately) that the tiny rag curls are indeed possible. My hair takes suggestion really well, so it's certainly not typical, but it's easy on certain hair types

  • Abigail Klein

    Abigail Klein

    3 mesi fa

    "we don't really like experiments when it comes to Regency Era"
    * Bridgerton has entered the chat *

    • Nehalennia

      Nehalennia

      3 mesi fa

      @- untcuchable.mp4 I didn't like the story nor the costumes, but that is beside the point. Bridgerton is not meant to be accurate at all, so it doesn't really count as period drama, because honestly it could had happened in many other periods in history

    • - untcuchable.mp4

      - untcuchable.mp4

      3 mesi fa

      @Nehalennia i didn't really like the costumes since they looked too out of place but the story was really good

    • Nehalennia

      Nehalennia

      3 mesi fa

      Except Bridgerton is not period drama, is historical fantasy.

  • Sarah Walsh

    Sarah Walsh

    3 mesi fa

    I agree with just about everything - but the men's collars were so high as to be laughably distracting!! They could barely turn their heads to the side and almost couldn't see over them! There are fashion plates and portraits of the dandiest of London dandies wearing their collars that high, but a country squire and vicar (Messrs Knightley and Elton, respectively) would not, I think, be quite so foppish. Mr. Churchill, maybe, although even he was mostly living a fairly retired life (not by choice) with his aunt.

  • Lori Hogue

    Lori Hogue

    3 mesi fa

    My seamstress who created the Elizabeth I costume for my daughter to wear while portraying the monarch made a clone of the Emma pink jacket. It worked beautifully. Kristen, of Firetail Design, even used natural methods to dye the fabric in that gorgeous pink color!

  • Antonio Broccoli Porto

    Antonio Broccoli Porto

    3 mesi fa

    Thank you for your research...finally someone who takes period fashion seriously.💐

  • typetrouble

    typetrouble

    3 mesi fa

    I loved how ludicrously high and starched Mr. Elton’s collar was. It said so much about how his character viewed himself.

  • redsands1001

    redsands1001

    3 mesi fa

    What I'm really looking for is a video about all the pastries and snacks in emma

  • Jason Edwards

    Jason Edwards

    3 mesi fa

    There is a famous portrait of First Lady Dolley Madison (wife of President James Madison) by the painter Bass Otis which features an rather queer looking collar of the sort we saw on Emma which you described, delightfully, as a "stempunk neck corset." I would post it here but YouTube won't let me.

  • A

    A

    3 mesi fa

    You could say the movie is a bit

    Austentatious :D

  • Jeni Narvaez Melo

    Jeni Narvaez Melo

    3 mesi fa

    Ooh! You should review The Duchess!!

  • Ruth Hampton

    Ruth Hampton

    3 mesi fa

    nice video :P

  • Splithoof Rivera

    Splithoof Rivera

    3 mesi fa

    My partner and I have been trying to work out: Was Emma's blue and green ombre ribbon historically accurate? I say it's possible to be done, of course, but was it the fashion? :O I am looking around and cannot find ombre ribbon for a fashion plate anywhere!

  • Inês Libório

    Inês Libório

    3 mesi fa

    "we don't like vibrant colors...... In period dramas"

  • Iga Chudzinska

    Iga Chudzinska

    3 mesi fa

    Could someone explain to me what does "police" mean? Idk if i wrote it correctly. I've heard that before and I know it's something about dress but when i google it, I see an actual 19th century police officers lol

    • Jaime Guerrero

      Jaime Guerrero

      23 giorni fa

      I think you mean "pelisse". It's a style of long coat that was common in the Regency.

  • LadyMartinson

    LadyMartinson

    3 mesi fa

    Would you be so kind to share with me the name of the music playing in the background?
    Also, I just watched the movie and loved it, but those curls looked like they were made following a "heatless curls with straws" tutorial on tiktok. Other than that, I would die to wear each and every costume worn by Anya Taylor-Joy

  • Mary Edwards

    Mary Edwards

    3 mesi fa

    I feel like this is a good place to ask this question: Was Emma (2020) supposed to have a female narrator the whole way through the film, or did we just have it on the wrong setting on our TV? I watched it with my sister-in-law and mother-in-law and they said it was supposed to be that way...

    • Jaime Guerrero

      Jaime Guerrero

      23 giorni fa

      It wasn't.

  • Sara Bowmer

    Sara Bowmer

    3 mesi fa

    Best, BEST part of the film - warming up in front of the fire. I literally squeed at the cinema at that point. The overclothes were pretty damn good too but authentic knickers? The best.

  • Sass Thrower

    Sass Thrower

    3 mesi fa

    wait is emma the girl from queens gambit

    • Aryana PN

      Aryana PN

      3 mesi fa

      It's the same actress yes!

  • Moxaline Gilmore

    Moxaline Gilmore

    3 mesi fa

    Hey, idk if you've ever been asked to review the pride and prejudice miniseries but I would love it if you could. I think you'd like it

  • Twig Legs

    Twig Legs

    3 mesi fa

    The looser Regency era silhouettes are my favourite, I love how high the waistline was, the skirts looked so free flowing, and of course leg length is exaggerated 🤣

  • obscene early riser

    obscene early riser

    3 mesi fa

    how come you've never made a video about the costume accuracy in "Pride and prejudice" tv series of 1995?

  • Andy Smith

    Andy Smith

    3 mesi fa

    I don’t know, people seem to like Clueless.

  • Gabbi Durham

    Gabbi Durham

    3 mesi fa

    The pastel color palette brought me back to life

  • Gabbi Durham

    Gabbi Durham

    3 mesi fa

    Can you please edit yourself into the movie

  • Gabbi Durham

    Gabbi Durham

    3 mesi fa

    Emma. gave me hella Sophia Coppola Marie Antoinette vibes which I live for

  • Mollie Tenpenny

    Mollie Tenpenny

    4 mesi fa

    I hope these costumes get an Oscar for best costume designs. 😊

  • Sam Mac

    Sam Mac

    4 mesi fa

    Look at her face omg just like a painting

  • bentley De Guzman

    bentley De Guzman

    4 mesi fa

    at first i freaked out about her hands but it was just pink leather gloves.

  • Visiorary

    Visiorary

    4 mesi fa

    Stunning.

  • Theo O.

    Theo O.

    4 mesi fa

    new goal: If Karolina approves, I approve as well

  • AlloraMargareta

    AlloraMargareta

    4 mesi fa

    I am late to that video as it seems.
    I truly would love to have you review "Onegin" (1999) concerning its' costumes!

  • Liri XX

    Liri XX

    4 mesi fa

    You should totally review Netflix's "Queen's gambit"!!!

  • True Course

    True Course

    4 mesi fa

    @micarahtewers

  • True Course

    True Course

    4 mesi fa

    Omygahd if you were a diety in a life when i could have one i would pray to you

  • Ellen Fournier

    Ellen Fournier

    5 mesi fa

    Good, but would have been better if there were more movie images and voice-over commentary instead of fleeting glimpses.

  • Quinn Rice

    Quinn Rice

    5 mesi fa

    The only part of that movie’s costumes that bugged me was that one scene where Emma is at the ball where she realizes she is in love with Knightly and she isn’t wearing gloves, I understand it is to build the romance but it has always bugged me.

  • Odile McDevitt

    Odile McDevitt

    5 mesi fa

    I don't know much about that time period fashion wise but I remember seeing Emma in theaters and thinking "wow, they did a nice job with the costumes"

  • Taylor Martindale

    Taylor Martindale

    5 mesi fa

    Karolina: The color palette of Emma's outfits are pastel
    Subtitles: The color palette of Emma's outfits are pasta

  • Shannon Stuckey

    Shannon Stuckey

    5 mesi fa

    why am i suddenly on the fashion history side of youtube. not complaining tho

    • party like it's 1949

      party like it's 1949

      5 mesi fa

      You can't escape 😼😸

  • heyvintage

    heyvintage

    5 mesi fa

    Those dresses were soooo good

  • DebayeuxChats

    DebayeuxChats

    5 mesi fa

    I appreciated the acknowledgement that modern views are valid (sometimes.) That is, we aren't WRONG to think having all the accessories looks silly, because we're allowed to be influenced by the fashion of our time, just like historical people were influenced by the fashion of THEIR time. You shouldn't modernize your movie when it doesn't need it, but you're allowed to not like something "out of date" on a personal level.

  • ma olo

    ma olo

    5 mesi fa

    Where did you get your earrings???

  • Bliss Clair

    Bliss Clair

    5 mesi fa

    I would be so interested to see what you think of the movie Bright Star. The main character is supposed to be a fashion enthusiast so I wonder if the movie did try to get it right or not.

  • Mikala Thompson

    Mikala Thompson

    5 mesi fa

    The only Emma to get fashion right.

    *i will die on this “emma ruins fashion” hill*

  • durikasiek

    durikasiek

    5 mesi fa

    I think I'm going to show it to my students. Not only because of your historical accuracy talk, but also 'cause you focused on what makes the story and the characters believable in any given period. Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

  • Spider Heart

    Spider Heart

    5 mesi fa

    Anyone else now watching or not watching period films based on Ms Żebrowska's reviews of their costuming or is it just me?

  • Michelle

    Michelle

    5 mesi fa

    searched up the person who did the costume design and she did Mary Queen of Scots, so she must have really understood criticism and improved

  • Vexy 636

    Vexy 636

    5 mesi fa

    theres a show on netflix called la revolution. you should totally watch it and talk about the costumes.

  • K

    K

    6 mesi fa

    i appreciate they budgeted enough money for hairpins so that all of the ladies old enough to wear their hair up, did. i think sone of the younger girls at Miss Goddard school had their hair down or braided but neither Emma nor Harriet had loose hair out in public. a major win.

  • Isa M

    Isa M

    6 mesi fa

    I didn't like the movie much, though you and Ms. Banner have made me appreciate the clothing. However, I HATE Emma's stiff curls. They look like a yellow spring and take me out of the scene every time. I guess I'm still in love with Jeremy Northam's Mr. Bingley... But I can't understand how the dressmaking work was allowed to be undone by that really unnatural looking hairdo. It looks ugly and stiff both for our modern standards and theirs.

  • Leah Swift

    Leah Swift

    6 mesi fa

    Love the tendrils in your hair, gorgeous makeup. You are stunning. Jane Austen was my favorite author as a young girl. Love your channel ❤️.

  • Anrie Hoogendoorn

    Anrie Hoogendoorn

    6 mesi fa

    I find your videos extremely informative, but the sheer number of jump cuts are incredibly jarring.

  • SchlichteToven

    SchlichteToven

    6 mesi fa

    I haven't seen this version of Emma yet, because I don't see how anyone could improve on the Romola Garai version, but this analysis makes me want to check it out. The thing that most throws me off in period dramas is something they seem to have done with Emma in this newer version: her hair is a strange, yellowish, bleached blonde that doesn't exist in nature, and contrasts too sharply with her eyebrows and the undertones in her face. It looks like she's wearing a wig. I don't mind when they modernize the makeup a little, but that shellacked blonde hair is just awful! If they needed to make a brunette into a blonde, because Emma is traditionally blonde (though I can't remember if the book specifically stated that she had fair hair), couldn't they have toned it down to a shade approaching nature? Was this an intentional choice by the hair and makeup people?

  • mmm w

    mmm w

    6 mesi fa

    wyglądasz w tym awesome

  • Lazy Otaku Gamer

    Lazy Otaku Gamer

    6 mesi fa

    It is not a Bad movie at all

  • fan2jnrc

    fan2jnrc

    6 mesi fa

    In this outfits you look so much like a portrait I've seen of Adèle d'Osmond, comtesse de Boigne (a French court lady around 1820 who left very famous Memoirs), that's a strange experience to feel. I see in the real life, I mean living, moving, talking, a real person in 2020, but about whom I think "That's EXACTLY what they were seeing in 1820"... I can't really express how much this gives me a deep emotion.

  • Jane Wagner

    Jane Wagner

    6 mesi fa

    I love you! You are so funny!!!! Crack me up!!!

  • Rachel Lee

    Rachel Lee

    6 mesi fa

    It 100% did register to me that you were in costume the first time I watched this video until I saw the thumbnail MONTHS LATER Lol. You look so natural in historical styles it didn't even phase me haha