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    • Twentieth Century Studios

    Jane Eyre

    1943

    Costume seen on Orson Welles as Edward Rochester

    • Twentieth Century Studios

    The Foxes of Harrow

    1947

    Costume seen on Rex Harrison as Stephen Fox

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About the Costume

Where it used to be commonplace to see the same costume appear in films from the same studio, today, we are just as likely to see the same costume appear in films from any number of different studios.

The 1943 film version of Jane Eyre and the 1947 film The Foxes of Harrow were produced by 20th Century Fox (Now 20th Century Studios) back in the era when the studios still had large costume departments. While studios still maintain some costumes in-house, the wardrobe departments are not nearly as large as they once were, and costumes today are generally rented from a costume company.

This particular costume is a dressing gown worn by none other than Orson Welles as the character of Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre. Apparently, several of his costumes from this film went on to be used by Rex Harrison’s character of Stephen Fox in The Foxes of Harrow. If two actors shared similar measurements, it was not uncommon for them to share costumes throughout films. For example, it has been rumored that Clark Gable’s costumes were repurposed several times for John Wayne, though no examples have yet to be found.

About the Costume

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Have you ever watched a film and noticed a character walk by in a gown that you just know you’ve seen before? Recycled Movie Costumes is dedicated to documenting the life of a costume through its various appearances on film and television.

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About the Costume

Where it used to be commonplace to see the same costume appear in films from the same studio, today, we are just as likely to see the same costume appear in films from any number of different studios.

The 1943 film version of Jane Eyre and the 1947 film The Foxes of Harrow were produced by 20th Century Fox (Now 20th Century Studios) back in the era when the studios still had large costume departments. While studios still maintain some costumes in-house, the wardrobe departments are not nearly as large as they once were, and costumes today are generally rented from a costume company.

This particular costume is a dressing gown worn by none other than Orson Welles as the character of Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre. Apparently, several of his costumes from this film went on to be used by Rex Harrison’s character of Stephen Fox in The Foxes of Harrow. If two actors shared similar measurements, it was not uncommon for them to share costumes throughout films. For example, it has been rumored that Clark Gable’s costumes were repurposed several times for John Wayne, though no examples have yet to be found.

Where it used to be commonplace to see the same costume appear in films from the same studio, today, we are just as likely to see the same costume appear in films from any number of different studios.

The 1943 film version of Jane Eyre and the 1947 film The Foxes of Harrow were produced by 20th Century Fox (Now 20th Century Studios) back in the era when the studios still had large costume departments. While studios still maintain some costumes in-house, the wardrobe departments are not nearly as large as they once were, and costumes today are generally rented from a costume company.

This particular costume is a dressing gown worn by none other than Orson Welles as the character of Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre. Apparently, several of his costumes from this film went on to be used by Rex Harrison’s character of Stephen Fox in The Foxes of Harrow. If two actors shared similar measurements, it was not uncommon for them to share costumes throughout films. For example, it has been rumored that Clark Gable’s costumes were repurposed several times for John Wayne, though no examples have yet to be found.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • The Vintage Film Costume Collector
  • Katie S.
Costume Designer:
  • René Hubert

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