Apr 152011

Blue-red dance dress

One of the few gowns that are shown early in the movie that still has the ‚Tudor‘ sleeves. The pomegranate embroideries on undersleeves and low-necked smock neckline are just gorgeous.

Red overcoats

Black and white court robe

This gown is made of black jacquard silk (see last picture that I have highlighted to make the jacquard pattern visible). The bodice is also accented with black, beaded lace; one may discuss if that is period…
Take a look at the underskirt front in the second picture – This is the one picture that clearly shows that the gown is worn with a forepart, as the petticoat is showing.
*Love* the blackwork on forepart and sleeves!

Coronation cloak and gown

Probably created having the original coronation gown from the portrait in mind, but not an exact copy (look at the studying page for my coronation gown for details on the differences). Made of golden (though not metallic) brocade or damask and ermine fur.
Look at the third picture, and you will notice a band of gemstones around the lower end of the bodice (which is – by the way – also in the painting…). This band is gone afterwards on the coronation dance.

Cream-white gown

Cream white silk gown, with fine Guipure lace sleeves (which are not period); but it could be that they are supposed to look like thread pulling work…
Note on the typical Elizabethan spiral lacing at both sides of the back bodice.

Grey embroidered gown

The embroideries are supposed to look like Trapunto embroideries, but they are not. They’re – well – probably not entirely period…
And I have no idea what to think of those ‚Watteau pleats‘ at the back of her dress. I know it’s probably supposed to look like hanging sleeves, but it’s not – it’s most definitely extending from the sides back of the bodice, which is *so* wrong for that period…

„Meeting Mary“

Red riding coat

Coat in two-colors-red brocade with shawl collar in dark red velvet, that can either be worn up (first picture) or laid down (last picture).

Parliament robes

Gorgeous looking dress in red silk velvet. Laced up on the backside, notice the fact that the darts on the front bodice are not sewn but just laid to pleats, of which neither is (or would have been) historical.
I guess that this gown is supposed to be a copy of Elizabeth’s parliament robes.

Taupe gown

Taupe velvet gown with accents in peach silk brocade or damask. I don’t think the ‚petal‘ shape of the hanging sleeves is period. The front of the bodice in some way reminds me of Moretto’s „Young woman“ painting.

White tower smock

(see more pictures of this gown on the exhibit page!)

More a low-necked smock than a gown, and also worn with stays.

Grey paisley visiting gown

White gown

Another costume that was created having another portrait gown in mind – has much likeliness with the ‚Armada‘ gown (though it’s not a copy, and far from being exact). White, heavily beaded gown with silver accents.

Wine/silver embroidered gown

Beautiful wine red silk velvet gown, embroidered with silver threads. I’m not sure that this kind of embroidery is period.

Men’s clothing

(see more pictures of this garment on the exhibit page!)

Miscellaneous and handmaidens gowns

These ones have a separate category, as they are either not long enough visible in the movie or were worn by the handmaidens of Elizabeth.

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