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  • Meryl Steep as Karen Blixen wearing a white blouse with black embroidery on the collar in the 1985 film "Out of Africa."
    • Universal Pictures

    Out of Africa

    1985

    Costume seen on Meryl Steep as Karen Blixen

  • An extra as Mrs. Partini's assistant wearing a white blouse with black embroidery on the collar in the 1991 series "The House of Eliott."
    • BBC

    The House of Eliott

    1991

    Costume seen on an extra as Mrs. Partini's assistant

  • Judy Flynn as Madge Howell wearing a white blouse with black embroidery on the collar in the 1991 series "The House of Eliott."
    • BBC

    The House of Eliott

    1991

    Costume seen on Judy Flynn as Madge Howell

  • Emma Thompson as Dora Carrington wearing a white blouse with black embroidery on the collar in the 1995 film "Carrington."
    • PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
    • StudioCanal

    Carrington

    1995

    Costume seen on Emma Thompson as Dora Carrington

  • An extra wearing a white blouse with black embroidery on the collar in the 1997 film "Mrs. Dalloway."
    • BBC Films

    Mrs. Dalloway

    1997

    Costume seen on an extra

  • Michelle Charles as Jessie Conway wearing a white blouse with black embroidery on the collar in the 1997 mini-series "The Wingless Bird."
    • ITV
    • Tyne Tees Television

    The Wingless Bird

    1997

    Costume seen on Michelle Charles as Jessie Conway

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About the Costume

This blouse with delicate embroidery on the collar has been worn at least six times over the years. It was first created for Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Karen Blixen in the 1985 film Out of Africa. In 1991 it was recycled twice in The House of Eliott, first by an extra as Mrs. Martini’s assistant and later by Judy Flynn as Madge Howell. In 1995 it was spotted on Emma Thompson as Dora Carrington in the film Carrington. It was seen twice in 1997, first on an extra in Mrs. Dalloway and later in The Wingless Bird, where Michelle Charles wore it as Jessie Conway.

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About the Costume

This blouse with delicate embroidery on the collar has been worn at least six times over the years. It was first created for Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Karen Blixen in the 1985 film Out of Africa. In 1991 it was recycled twice in The House of Eliott, first by an extra as Mrs. Martini’s assistant and later by Judy Flynn as Madge Howell. In 1995 it was spotted on Emma Thompson as Dora Carrington in the film Carrington. It was seen twice in 1997, first on an extra in Mrs. Dalloway and later in The Wingless Bird, where Michelle Charles wore it as Jessie Conway.

This blouse with delicate embroidery on the collar has been worn at least six times over the years. It was first created for Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Karen Blixen in the 1985 film Out of Africa. In 1991 it was recycled twice in The House of Eliott, first by an extra as Mrs. Martini’s assistant and later by Judy Flynn as Madge Howell. In 1995 it was spotted on Emma Thompson as Dora Carrington in the film Carrington. It was seen twice in 1997, first on an extra in Mrs. Dalloway and later in The Wingless Bird, where Michelle Charles wore it as Jessie Conway.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Shrewsbury Lasses
Photos provided by:
  • Shrewsbury Lasses
  • Julia Spicer
  • justprosper
  • RASBeaRs
Costume Designer:
  • Milena Canonero

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