Look-of-the-Day

The Irish love to laugh, and it seems our humor is pretty dark, because only a Gaelic comedy could be named Widows’ Peak.  In the 1994 film, marriage, money, death and chastity come into play in this story of some sour and sweet single ladies.  The late Natasha Richardson plays the beautiful Edwina Broome, a mysterious woman that moves into an Irish neighborhood during the 1920s.  Here, she’s riding with her new friend, Mrs. Doyle-Counihan (Joan Plowright) in a stunning cream dress, layers of long pearls, delicate white gloves, and a classic 1920s hat adorned with a flower.  The costume designer of this film was Consolata Boyle, who got the period clothing from Angels and Berman, Costumi d’Arte and the European Costume Company.