> I don't know about the consumption thing, but I do know
> Nicole Kidman had bruises all around her hips and ribcage
> from the corsets she wore...
> -Jessica (with your useless trivia for the day)
Well that was more to do with her being thrown around and doing
lifts.. in the corset. I mean it didn't help but it wasn't actually
the cause. If she had've been as she said sittign around doing a
period movie with tea and maybe walking it wouldn't have been a
problem. But they are doing far more physical things than normally
associated with corset wear.
Caroline O'Conner or Nicole I can't recall also said that doing high
kicks were near impossible, and yeah, it is in a reasonably fitting
corset too, at least one that extends to the hips. Been there, done
that, bent the busk;)
You might see during the Sparkling Diamond scene Nicole does a low
kick which would have been much higher if she was wearing saying a
But to answer another question rather than make another email,
Staine was *not* fainting from her corsets... they did not cause
fainting and swooning, you can attribute that (the small number of
cases where it did occur) to over heating from the huge amount of
clothing, the wieght of the clothing, the poor ventilation in the
ballrooms (you know what it's like when there is a press of bodies
all warm from dancing) rather than the corset itself. It certainly
wouldn't have helped once you were hyperventilating, but I've had
that experience in just a fitting costume.. twice.
It was the consumption, and she makes a joke of it at the start: "Oh
Marie.. these, silly costumes" but that was more about putting on a
brave front. Satine didn't know what was going on, but it was
frightening. Marie realised after the first one in the movie as
there was blood on the handkerchief.