file under “movies to watch when feeling sad”
A STUDY ON COSTUME DESIGN | Marie Antoinette (2006): costumes by Milena Canonero
#8. Hangover dress: worn when waking up after a wild night of parties.
At dawn Marie Antoinette sleeps amidst the detritus of a party, still wearing the clothes of the night before.
Before settling on the waking character, the camera lingers on shoes and empty bottles on the floor, shawls tossed over chairs, plates with leftovers, empty or half-filled champagne glasses and expired candles.
This decadent setting matches the appearance of Marie Antoinette: hair disheveled and make-up smudged, she has lost an earring and her dress is creased, its bodice loose exposing the corset underneath.
The stillness and lack of dialogue of the scene convey a feeling of utter emptiness.
"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.