Costume and Fashion History Films

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The Best Costume History Films, DVDs and Videos.  
Costume Movie Reviews.


Costume Dramas and Movies 1 

A look at some dramas and films past and present which have period costume as a feature.

Costume Dramas and Movies 2 

A look at some dramas and films past and present, which have period costume as a feature.

Review of Phantom of the Opera Film by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber 3

Discussion of specific costumes and general review of Phantom of the Opera 2004.

Period costume from 1870 is a feature of this film.  Currently showing in UK Jan/Feb 2005

Review of The Aviator

 Film 4

Aviator is a film based around the  ground breaking plane development stages and early film making years in the life of the eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes.

The film features 1920's nightclub scenes and 1930's attire of both men and women.   Currently showing in UK Jan/Feb 2005

Review of Vanity Fair

 Film 5

A general look at the worth of the costume in the film Vanity Fair.[footer/footerad_google_linktop4200.htm]

The Victoria & Albert Museum Film of The Costume Dress Collection

A link to the Victoria and Albert Costume Film press release from Artsview Productions.  This link also shows some pictures and details of how to buy the museum film.  Click here to read more.

  The museum film shows 400 years of Costume History using exhibits and costume held in the dress Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  It is a perfect present for lovers of costume/ fashion as well as for educational use in teaching situations.  Video currently available.

The Young Victoria Film 2009

In celebration of the release of the highly anticipated The Young Victoria, Blenheim Palace and Belvoir Castle are hosting official exhibitions featuring costumes and props used in the movie. 


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