Prompted by our lovely Dreamstress in response to my Katy gown, I thought I would research what The New Look was doing to mediaeval costumes in the 1940s and 50s in Hollywood. Tricky. I've been scouring IMDB for movies then googling images. Slim pickings so far - if you have any favourites please comment and I will follow up and add them. I know that there was a bit of a trend for brides to be influenced by mediaevalism, no doubt as a result of some of the movies and TV programmes below, but I am more interested in the costumes themselves, not the derivatives.
Serious stuff - Laurence Olivier as Richard III sweeping Claire Bloom off her feet. Hard to find a better image of Bloom. The costumes in this are trying harder, but provenance is still apparent. Again the gorgeous sleevesm covered buttons, off the shoulder.
Patricia Driscoll as Maid Marion in the British series of Robin Hood, 1955-1960 (she took the role over in 1957). What is not to love about this bodice! Pure 50's panto. That neckline, that silhouette, the sewn on pretend lacing, it's divine!
And this one, swoon! Dior does Deer hunting!!
Do share your fave examples of period costuming hijacked by the contemporary fashion!