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Outfits from the Irish/Canadian TV series, “The Tudors” create by Michael Hirst, and inspired by the life of Henry the VIII and his wives.
The costumes were designed by Joan Bergin, who wanted a more unique and “sexy” approach to period drama costume designing. She wanted the audience to be able to relate with the costumes, hence the incorporation of modern elements into 16th century outfits. One example of this is her elimination of wig-wearing, which would have been commonly worn by men in that time.
This has been met by mixed opinions by viewers and costume designers alike. It revolves around a very fundamental dilemma that most costume designers are faced with; Historical accuracy and duty to inform vs. Modern sensibility and audience awareness.