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The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Costume from the film the French Lieutenant’s Woman, worn by Meryl Streep as Sarah. My photos were taken at the Dressing the Stars 2011 exbitition at Bath- click on an image to enlarge.
Costume designed by Tom Rand, who won an Academy Award and a BAFTA.
This is the iconic cloak and dress that became such a memorable look- worn by Sarah as she stands looking out to sea. Although a plain grey cloak over a grey dress, it is an instantly recognisable costume. Unmistakable.

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  1. Kathleen McGee permalink
    October 31, 2011 6:25 pm

    Gorgeous. Does this type of cloak have a name – such as Waterford, Lyme-Regis?

  2. October 31, 2011 6:31 pm

    Hi Kathleen- you know, I’m not sure. There wasn’t a particular name given in the exhibition text. I don’t know a great deal about cloaks- it does look a little like a Waterford Cloak, or a Kinsale, but might just be the costume designer’s take on similar styles.

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