Powell aimed to create a dramatic contrast between what Victoria wore before and after she became Queen. For this reason, Blunt's character begins the film wearing doll-inspired, flowery designs. 'Her clothes resembled little girls party dresses that were very pretty and froth,' the designer explained.
1938: 18th century inspired movie costume, designed by famed costume designer Adrian for the 1938 film Marie Antoinette, starring Norma Shearer. This particular gown was worn by Ruth Hussey as the Duchess de Polignac.