Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Wishlist: Mina's Green City Suit

Before you say it, just because this dress is green, doesn't mean it is in anyway related to the Irish Holiday I've been talking about for a week. No sir, no way.

When I originally saw
Bram Stocker's Dracula (1992), I was about 11, and being squeamish from a young age, I only managed to watch it until Vlad III stabs a statue and it starts pouring blood. That's in the prologue. So really, it took me years before I could actually watch it from beginning to end.

One of my favourite scene's is when we see Mina walking in the street and Dracula stares at her from behind small sunglasses and he says "See me". The stalker thing is a little freakish, but the dress she wears is amazing!

Winona Ryder as Mina Murray, Bram Stocker's Dracula (1992)

It is a Victorian day suit in a lovely shade of green. The front of the jacket is partially opened so we can see the shirt underneath and holds with a front belt piece.

Mina's Green City Suit

The whole movie is set in Bustle Gown era, but skirt is not only bustled, it's train, which hides the bustled fabric, is made of pleated fabric pieces, making it look like a waterfall.

Winona Ryder as Mina Murray, Bram Stocker's Dracula (1992)

One of the most beautiful recreations of Mina's Green Bustle Gown was made by Christine Hall for

Mina Harkers Green Walking Gown from Bram Stokers Dracula by Christine Hall -

The work and details are amazing. I'm impressed and in love with that dress.

You have to admit, it would be perfect for St. Paddy... I mean a certain March date.


  1. That movie had gorgeous dresses. Mina´s red gown was like a rose!

  2. In period, that shade of green in fabric and wallpaper was attained through arsenic dye, and was quite deadly to those who wore it. I think this knowledge adds another layer of "danger" to the feeling of the scene in the movie where 'Mina wears this dress.

  3. I love the costumes,dresses, the whole production and atmosphere of the movie... It's beautiful and it has a great story as well... It's a classic, I could watch anytime and never get sick of it...