Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

Set in Victorian England, this film was not typical of the 1960s style. Alan Barrett was nominated for a BAFTA for best costume design as he encapsulated life in rural English countryside.

Tweed jackets with tails and wellies, flat caps and trench coats were the order for the men and the women wore high collared dresses with embroidery embellishments. The Victorian era has long been inspiration for fashion designers but most recently Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueensAutumn/Winter 2012 collection saw styles lifted directly from the aesthetics of this film.


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Written by Jemma De Blanche

Jemma De Blanche is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with a background in marketing and copy-writing, is in awe of all things creative and loves getting lost in a good book, a beautiful picture or the creativity of new collection. Jemma handles the Fashion in Film pages and the Men's catwalk reviews.

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