The Dressmaker : Coture, Women & Society

There aren’t many movies that are about fashion. Among them only very few makes me think. The Dressmaker is one of those thought provoking ones. 

If you hahaven’watche it yet then here is a small synopsis for you : In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
What I loved about the film is that it not only deals with fashion but deals it with sensitivity and depth. It’s not the glitzy glamorous part of fashion but the pain behind it and the overcoming from the suffering through art. 

The town where the protagonist (Dressmaker/ Kate Winslet) returns is just like any society, only there hate is more visible than love. The women are unsure of themselves that’s why jealous of others. The Dressmaker brought out the shining versions of them through her one of a kind designs. Those women who probably lived all their lives in that tiny town felt liberated in her dresses. She brought them to a version of themselves which they dreamt to be or may be they could’t even dream! 

Coture is art, yes we all agree on that but what does this art do on people’s lives?! Coture transforms people. Not only from the outside but from the inside as well. At a point in the move Kate Winslet says that they (her customers) want to become someone else. I see nothing wrong in that. Trying to be a version of yourself that you always desired to become is not being a phony . That is why I can never think Holy Golightly  as a “real phony”  (Breakfast at Tiffany’s ). The power of a great dress empowers the wearer and that is the biggest achievement for any dressmaker or designer. 

Now enjoy some great dresses from the movie :

I love this white cape soooo much!! 

I’ve got your ball 😋

I’m in love with this Singer sewing machine!!! 😍😍😍😍

Thanks for reading this long post. As you can see by now , I loved this movie. Have you watched it ? Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts 😊 ❤