In Crimson Peak, the red dress (shown desaturated in this picture) instantly establishes Lady Lucille as being different from the pastel-clad partygoers (including Edith) and associates her with blood.
The stunning costumes at the heart of Crimson Peak mirrored Guillermo del Toro’s sculptural visions of the film. Source: http://crimsonpeakmovie.tumblr.com/post/129175161888/the-stunning-costumes-at-the-heart-of-crimson-peak
Crimson Peak (2015) - Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing on the set, wearing a mutton-sleeved silk coat over a black blouse. The outfit is completed by a straw hat with birdcage veil and velvet ribbon. The costumes are designed by Kate Hawley.
Crimson Peak (2015) - Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing on the set of the film. She’s wearing a Victorian outfit - a butter pleated dress with ruffles on the shoulders, belt and collar embellished with floral embroideries and multiple underskirts. The costumes are designed by Kate Hawley.
'Crimson Peak' exclusive: Mia Wasikowska flees the darkness in Guillermo del Toro's Gothic chiller
“[Usually] the marriage is sort of the climax or the high point of a story,” the director says. “I tried on Crimson to say that the horror starts after the marriage. This girl wakes up in a strange place, not her own home, not her own bed, and she little by little realizes that she knows less about the man she married than one would expect. The curious thing is the love story really starts when they acknowledge that darkness.” [Entertaiment Weekly. Link…