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A STUDY ON COSTUME DESIGN | Anna Karenina (2012): costumes by Jaqueline Durran

Kitty’s ball gown: as Anna’s visual contrast at the ball, Kitty wears a symbolically white dress trimmed with pink rosettes.

White is the color of purity, innocence, wholeness and completion; pale pink roses are a sign of gentleness, joy and grace.

“That was to be like a child debutante going to a ball. This was a generic Victorian shape, with a tight bodice with a full skirt. By coincidence, that was also a very 1950s shape. The motivation really was to keep her in a simple bell shape, but slightly short, as a counterpoint to Anna’s sophistication. We kept it short to make her look childlike.” –Jaqueline Durran

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