History @ the movies

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In Ghent, there is an exhibit at the moment (still running till the beginning of April). In this exhibit, they have some original clothing pieces from a few of my favorite period films and series.  I marvelled at the dresses from the white queen because of the detail in those was really fantastic. I also loved to see the clothes worn by Colin Firth and Alan Rickman, this gave me a feel about how tall they are. Then there were the dresses as worn by Nicole Kidman (in The Portrait of a Lady) and by Maggie Smith (in a Room with a View) and that just shows how tiny the actresses are not just in length but also the little waists they have.

At the end of the exhibit, there were a whole set of clothes from Downton Abbey, I’m so sad that this show has now come to its end. Beside those clothes, there were also some clothes on a rack and hats on stands that we, as visitors, could try on. Of course, we had some fun with that, because who doesn’t want to put on a bonnet.

So if you have the time to still visit Ghent before the show stops, don’t hesitate to do it! It truly is worth the few euros you have to pay to see this! 


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