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North and South
Costume seen on Daniela Denby-Ashe as Margaret Hale
Bleak House
Costume seen on Gillian Anderson as Lady Dedlock
Cranford Christmas
Costume seen on Michelle Dockery as Erminia
To Walk Invisible
Costume seen on Gracie Kelly as Ellen Nussey
Costume seen on Tamsin Greig as Anne Trenchard

This gown has been a bit of a mystery for quite some time, mostly because this fabric pattern (likely printed on different kinds of fabrics) has been seen in many, many productions, and several of the gowns it has been made into look remarkably similar, or as if they could have been altered.

The gown made its first appearance in North and South, and was seen again the next year in Bleak House. From then, it appeared to have gone on to be used in Shadow In the North, and possibly even Garrow's Law - but thankfully the Christmas Episode of Cranford put those thoughts to rest. The gown appeared - almost unaltered from it's original form. I think I speak for everyone when I say I breathed a collective sigh of relief knowing Margaret Hale's gown had not truly been tampered with. The costume appeared again most recently in the 2016 To Walk Invisible.

Still, the fabric itself does seem to have gotten some good use, and the most likely explanation is that many of the costumes below came from the same costume house, and that the costume house probably has used the same fabric many times. Sometimes it appears printed on cottons, and other times it appears on silks - but they are all strikingly similar. See below to find what other productions have used this fabric.

St.Ives, 1998
The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1999
Eugen Onegin, 1999
Count of Monte Christo, 2002
Shadow In The North, 2007
Sweeny Todd, 2007
Garrows Law, 2009
Bright Star, 2009
Creation, 2009


Costume Credit
Katie S.
Shrewsbury Lasses
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