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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:35 am 
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Glamour - Are Snow White's Costumes Historically Accurate?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:39 am 
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Thanks for posting! My only complaint is that they used primarily English fashions when German fashions would have been different. I've read that 16th century German fashions resembled the early Italian Renaissance outfits.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:11 am 
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Yes, they should have done German for every part. I don't get why in their versions Snow White wasn't wearing yellow (or blue) and the Queen wasn't wearing purple either. My only knowledge of Italian Renaissance clothes really comes from Ever After and none of those costumes look like in Disney's Snow White though.

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Yes, I was surprised that 16th century Germany wore fashions similar to 14th century Italy although this is what I've been told by some fashion scholars. However, from what I've observed, the popular Cranach gown from that time and place most closely resembles Snow White's dress. Especially if you Google Cranach Snow White gown.

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Oh, Ever After covers the 16th century. It's supposed to be France but Frock Flicks said it looked more Italian in the costumes. After Googling it, the Cranach gown does sort of look like Snow White's. Charles Santore gave his Snow White a great Cranach gown!

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Oh you're right about Ever After's setting. I haven't seen the movie in years and just remember some of the dresses like the ballgown Drew Barrymore wears, so I assumed it was set in the Italian Renaissance. I didn't realize that 16th century France had fashions similar to the Italian Renaissance but if that's supposedly the case for German fashion in that era, then it wouldn't be too outlandish for that to apply to France as well.

I remember we've discussed Santore's illustrations before and like you, I just adore the dresses he came up with for Snow White!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:48 am 
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Frock Flicks seemed to say that the costumes in 16th century France should look French, not Italian, so I think Ever After actually got it wrong...? Which is a bummer, because if you're going to pretend it's the "real" Cinderella and be historically accurate, then be historically accurate!

Yes, we love Charles Santore's Snow White dresses!

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When it comes to these comparisons, I prefer the Disney costumes. ;) i don’t like them to be historically accurate. It adds to the fantasy aspect of the story. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:22 am 
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I like historical accuracy mixed with fantasy!

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Same here. I don't want something 100% historically accurate because frankly, that usually doesn't lend itself well to animation or even to contemporary audiences. We wouldn't have the iconic dresses of characters like Snow White or Belle in that case.

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Frock Flicks seemed to say that the costumes in 16th century France should look French, not Italian, so I think Ever After actually got it wrong...? Which is a bummer, because if you're going to pretend it's the "real" Cinderella and be historically accurate, then be historically accurate!

Yes, we love Charles Santore's Snow White dresses!

So true lol. Although there's plenty off about the history of that film in the first place so I guess it shouldn't be too surprising.

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Same here. I don't want something 100% historically accurate because frankly, that usually doesn't lend itself well to animation or even to contemporary audiences. We wouldn't have the iconic dresses of characters like Snow White or Belle in that case.[...]So true lol. Although there's plenty off about the history of that film in the first place so I guess it shouldn't be too surprising.

I completely agree with all this!

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