Has anyone watched The Duchess yet? Along with Brideshead revisited, The Duchess is one period drama that has us excited for one reason and one reason only, the costumes. The footage above gives a little insight into the planning behind the hair/makeup and Hayley Atwell – who plays Bess Foster – talks about the corsets which we can only imagine must have been a nightmare. Also Keira Knightley lets us into her secret agony with one wig in particular. Sadly costume designer for the movie Michael O’Connor isn’t featured, but the Telegraph has an interview with the man himself who put in a hell of a lot of research to get the wardrobe just right.

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