I so wish they’d shot this film in color. The costumes are gorgeous and I can only imagine how they must have looked in full color.
From its initial inception up until right before the cameras started to roll, Marie Antoinette (1938) was designed to be shot in Technicolor. All of the sets and costumes were designed with color in mind. MGM went as far as to send the fox cape that Norma Shearer wears to New York to be specially dyed to match the blue of her eyes. Fearing that the addition of Technicolor would swell the already mammoth (for the time) $1.8-million budget, the production went before black-and-white cameras instead.