What To Watch This Weekend: The Dressmaker
I used to work for a couture designer. He would make clothes for queens, models, actresses, heads of state.
As his assistant I got to meet them all and offer coffee or tea. The same was always true. What he dressed them in changed how they looked, walked, talked, even smiled. It never changed who they were on the inside.
How does someone like Myrtle go from Dunnage to the Paris Couture houses. And why would she ever look back, let alone come back after all these years.
Clothing changed who she was perhaps it's to see who is on the inside of the people she knew as a child.
This movie was romantic, unexpected and left me feeling emotionally conflicted about the characters and events. Something I love because it means you can re-watch it and find something deeper each time.
I called my best friend after the dressmaker ended. We worked together for the couture designer. We reminisced about what we had learned in our years there. How it brought us our friendship.
The best lesson we learned was that it's not the dress that makes the woman. It's the woman that makes the dress.