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    • Twentieth Century Studios

    The Sound Of Music

    1965

    Costume seen on an uncredited actress as a postulate

    • Twentieth Century Studios

    The Sound of Music

    1965

    Costume seen on Julie Andrews as Maria

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About the Costume

This floral gown is a great example of intentional reuse within the same Movie. It’s barely noticeable but very clever on the part of the costume designer and director. The dress was made for the 1965 film The Sound of Music and was first worn by an uncredited extra as a new postulate. Julie Andrew’s character, Maria, mentioned earlier in the film that when she entered the Abbey, “all of our worldly possessions were given to the poor.” So the new postulate was essentially about to give away her clothes as she entered the Abbey, just as Maria was about to leave it. As Maria would have no clothes to go back to the VonTrapp household with, she would have been given this gown upon her exit. This is never set up explicitly in the film, but it is a nice small bit of storytelling happening in the background told through clothing.

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About the Costume

This floral gown is a great example of intentional reuse within the same Movie. It’s barely noticeable but very clever on the part of the costume designer and director. The dress was made for the 1965 film The Sound of Music and was first worn by an uncredited extra as a new postulate. Julie Andrew’s character, Maria, mentioned earlier in the film that when she entered the Abbey, “all of our worldly possessions were given to the poor.” So the new postulate was essentially about to give away her clothes as she entered the Abbey, just as Maria was about to leave it. As Maria would have no clothes to go back to the VonTrapp household with, she would have been given this gown upon her exit. This is never set up explicitly in the film, but it is a nice small bit of storytelling happening in the background told through clothing.

This floral gown is a great example of intentional reuse within the same Movie. It’s barely noticeable but very clever on the part of the costume designer and director. The dress was made for the 1965 film The Sound of Music and was first worn by an uncredited extra as a new postulate. Julie Andrew’s character, Maria, mentioned earlier in the film that when she entered the Abbey, “all of our worldly possessions were given to the poor.” So the new postulate was essentially about to give away her clothes as she entered the Abbey, just as Maria was about to leave it. As Maria would have no clothes to go back to the VonTrapp household with, she would have been given this gown upon her exit. This is never set up explicitly in the film, but it is a nice small bit of storytelling happening in the background told through clothing.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Katie S.
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Costume Designer:
  • Dorothy Jeakins

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