I'm currently watching 'The Leopard' which I rented from Netflix. I love the costumes so much. The movie takes place in the 1860s. While the plot is really dry...heck, I don't even know what's going on...the costumes are fabulous! I thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures of the costumes. They look really accurate to the 1860s and may have been copied from original garments or garments in cdvs.
Here's the first pretty dress. A grey-blue silk or wool dress with stunning trim. The bodice is pointed in front and back, and the skirt is heavily (box?) pleated with a train at the back.
Isn't her hair great, too?!?