TITANIC CLOSE-UP

THE COSTUMES THAT MADE THE MOVIE

Rose's Boarding Suit

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Front View

Photo credit: Mela Hoyt-Heydon

Back View

Photo credit: Mela Hoyt-Heydon

 

From the moment Rose stepped out of her car and onto the screen, women in the audience were awestruck with her wardrobe. Her boarding suit is what set the pace of what was yet to come. Rose's large picture hat made a statement that this character is important. The hat is made of Milan straw with a double bow of striped capeline. You will notice that in these photographs that the hat is tipped the opposite direction of the showing in the film. This is the direction that the hat is originally worn in the film because the filmstrip was reversed for this scene.

The suit is of a white twill fabric striped with dark violet pin-stripes. The stripes are used in a clever fashion to create a finely tailored costume. The jacket extends beyond the hips and the skirt is narrow, which was a very fashionable silhouette during the pre-WW1 years. The lapel, cuffs, belt, and buttons are of a fine royal purple satin. The shirt's collar is edged with a drop-balls or pearls. Rose completes the ensemble with a narrow tie with a round shaped pin used like a tie tack.

Hat & Jacket Close-up

photo credit: Sense and Sensibility

 

Jacket Lapel Close-up

photo credit: Sense and Sensibility

Skirt's Hemline Front View

Photo credit: Susan Trussell

Jacket & Skirt Back View

Photo credit: Mela Hoyt-Heydon

Recommended Reading, Viewing, & Listening

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BOOK: James Cameron's Titanic BOOK: Titanic and the Making of James Cameron : The Inside Story of the Three-Year Adventure That Rewrote Motion Picture History BOOK: Titanic : James Cameron's Illustrated Screenplay CD: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture VIDEO: Titanic

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