Friday, January 13, 2006

Miss Piggy and Tracy Lord

What do they have in common? Unflattering costumes, according to The Times' roundup of the ups and downs of fashion in 2005 (28/12/2005).

Living up to the inimitable Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story was a tall order for Jennifer Ehle, and the costumes only hindered her. Lacking the panache and theatricality required for such an exuberant character, they left us longing for the film versions.

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