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Wendy Partridge´s “Pompeii” (2014)

Hi guys!!! So today i will be talking about a movie that i loved, i´m not sure if everybody saw it, i hope they did. The costume design in this movie is beautifull. But first a little about the story of this movie:

It is set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt and evil Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

So… Rome, yeah!!! I have always loved roman indumentary, i believe they dressed wonderful considereing the time. The costume designer of this movie is Wendy Patridge!! You know her, she did “Thor: The Dark World” (2013) and “Hellboy” (2004) to name a pair!! And she did wonderful.

First of all let me tell you from the start that the costume is NOT historically accurate! The silhouette of ancient Rome was very loose, they dressed themselves with long robes, and managed to get different designs from there.



As you can see, in ancient Rome, women didn´t dress emphasize the femmenine silhouette so much.

In this movie, the costume designer, changed that, she chose to show a very defined femenine silhouette, we can see cleavages, corsets and strips to accentuate the waist.

To appreciate the magnificent detail in the fabrics, you will have to watch the whole movie, because it is filled with art!! Every fabric had a pattern or some kind of embroidery. The armor of the Roman Senator had so much detail, such care in the visual part that you will come to love it!

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The other thing i loved about this movie were the colors used!! I mean everything is shiny or delicate making every scene visually pretty.


In this particular scene, the whole family and the Roman senator were wearing purple. Purple was a color that only royalty could wear, of course this clasification of the color came much after the Roman Empire, but i believe the costume designer used it to sepparate them from the rest of the mob!


That´s how we can differentiate the rich from the poor, the social class and the beauty. The colors used for each character were choosen very carefuly, because they make it easier for us to get to know the characters.

So please watch this movie, it has a very beautifull love story and a great costume design, i promise!!

Not to mention the hotties in this movie!!

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Hope you like it!!!