The film plays with time to accentuate the families’ economic differences. The Bennets’ clothes are stuck in the 1790s, while Caroline Bingley wears styles from after 1800. Audiences may not detect the difference, but Bingley’s country neighbors do. At a second ball, women ditch their earth-tone dresses for dignified white gowns like the one Caroline Bingley wore to the first one. Everyone is trying to catch up with her.
(Jacqueline Durran, Costume designer)
From the first moment I met you, your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others made me realize that you were the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.