Stars Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette, and was filmed on location at Versailles. The costumes are designed by Milena Canonero, who also designed the costumes for "Affair of the Necklace" and "Barry Lindon". To see more of her work see the webpage http://www.freewebs.com/dregae/affairofthenecklace.htm
Beautiful costumes was the one thing that all the reviews agreed on. The movie met with mixed reviews, but the costumes are undeniably gorgeous. If you watch the movie carefully, you will notice that Milena has reused some of her costumes from previous movies, such as the red dress from "The Affair of the Necklace" worn here by Madame Du Barry!!
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There were so many beautiful dresses in these sequences of the movie, I thought they deserved their own gallery.
Marie Antoinette marks the third 18th century style movie that costume designer Milena Canonero has done. The first being "Barry Lyndon", the second was "Affair of the Necklace." Costumes from both of these movies make appearances in her latest movie "Marie Antoinette." These are all I have caught so far, but if anyone sees more let me know.
Click on the pictures below to see more of each dress.
The Red Dress
First seen on Jeanne de la Monte in "Affair", is now seen briefly being worn by Madame du barry in "Marie Antoinette".
First seen on Marie Antoinette in "Affair", it reappears on Polignac during the fireworks scene in "Marie Antoinette."
The Satin & Straw Hat
First seen in "Barry Lyndon" reappears on Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette