All of Anne Shirley and Marilla Cuthbert‘s costumes were original pieces, constructed specifically for the first film. Mann was faithful to Victorian styles, right down to the petticoats, furbelows, corsets and more. Ruth Secord took the reigns as costume designer for Anne: The Continuing Story, but stayed true to Mann’s initial vision. Secord used both items that were made specifically for the film, and authentic vintage pieces. Gilbert Blythe‘s costume, for instance, was a genuine medical uniform from the First World War.

Martha Mann returned as costume designer for Anne: A New Beginning, in order to recreate the tonality of the wardrobe established in the initial trilogy. Mann’s wonderful sense of style and creativity allowed her to craft not only many original designs, but to locate genuine period clothes, and pull many items from stock to create an accurate and rich palette which would accentuate the story.
Thanks to the efforts of Mann and Secord, the lush, visually stimulating costuming of these films will continue to impress for generations to come.

Martha Mann returned as costume designer for Anne: A New Beginning, in order to recreate the tonality of the wardrobe established in the initial trilogy. Mann’s wonderful sense of style and creativity allowed her to craft not only many original designs, but to locate genuine period clothes, and pull many items from stock to create an accurate and rich palette which would accentuate the story.

Thanks to the efforts of Mann and Secord, the lush, visually stimulating costuming of these films will continue to impress for generations to come.

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