The white shirt worn by Colin Firth in Satisfaction and Prejudice’s well-known scene the place he emerges soaking moist from a lake can now be seen at Jane Austen’s Home in a brand new exhibition.
The enduring white shirt is finest identified from the scene the place Fitzwilliam Darcy (higher often known as Mr Darcy, performed by Firth) bumps into Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle) whereas moist, marking a significant second within the 1995 movie.
The exhibition, referred to as Jane Austen Undressed, will put undergarments that Austen’s beloved heroines would have worn on show, from chemises to stays to petticoats.
However the white shirt worn by Mr Darcy, in addition to Bennet’s petticoat will kind the primary centrepieces of the exhibition. In accordance with the museum, each clothes will “carry us a little bit nearer to understanding the character”.
“Lizzie Bennet’s muddy petticoat reveals her love of freedom and the outside, as she refuses to stick to conference and walks 5 miles throughout muddy fields to Netherfield,” the exhibition’s curators clarify on the museum’s web site.
In the meantime, Mr Darcy’s dive into the lake “reveals how comfy he feels in nature, as he reveals a extra casual, much less starched aspect of his persona”.
The exhibition may also put uncommon examples of Regency underwear on show, highlighting the numerous layers that gave Regency-era girls a “basis to their attire, serving to them preserve a chic silhouette, protect their modesty and hold heat”.
Curator Sophie Reynolds informed the Guardian that Satisfaction and Prejudice is a movie beloved by “most ladies of my era” and folks can be “excited to see [the shirt] within the flesh”.
She added that “hopefully nobody will go as much as hug it”.
The exhibition comes after the much-awaited second season of Netflix’s Bridgerton paid tribute to the enduring scene.
Within the collection, Anthony Bridgerton (performed by Jonathan Bailey) falls right into a lake and emerges in a really related trend to Firth’s character, together with his shirt soaked via and almost clear.