Tag: elizabethan costume

The Favourite Costumes On Show At Kensington Palace

Costumes from a new feature film exploring the relationships and power struggles of Queen Anne and two of her closest female attendants will once again shine a light on this largely forgotten British monarch. Once a favoured home of Queen Anne, ...

Artist Makes Accurate Historical Dresses from Paper

Belgian contemporary artist Isabelle de Borchgrave is a painter who creates stunning replicas of historical dresses in paper. The late designer Hubert de Givenchy called her "one of a kind; with a single sheet of paper, she creates the most ...

Tudor Tailor Unveils Buttonhole and Pinking Tools

Historical costume brand The Tudor Tailor has commissioned a limited number of pinking and buttonhole cutting tools. Thousands of viewers witnessed the process of cutting fabric in this way in the Tudor Tailor workshop in the BBC series A Stitch in ...

Making Historical Costumes Work for Performers

Making costumes that fit with an aesthetic or historical period that still allow performers maximum comfort is a difficult task for costumers and the two rarely overlap. Costume designer Fay Fullerton joined the Royal Opera House’s prestigious ...

RSC Celebrity Costume Treasures For Sale on Ebay

A treasure-trove of unique costumes worn by acting legends including David Tennant, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench are up for sale on Ebay to support the Royal Shakespeare Company's new costume workshop. The handpicked celebrity-worn garments follow ...

This Photographer Recreated Rembrandt with IKEA Products!

Norwegian photographer Stig Håvard Dirdal was commissioned to produce Christmas cards for  Stavanger Foto, a camera shop on the west coast of Norway. "Being granted full creative freedom in making the card, I went back to the old masters for ...

Rigoletto Stuns the Royal Opera House

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s tragedy is a triumph with costumes supervised by Mary Fisher as the expert cast inhabit a post-apocalyptic set with a medieval mystique. The opening is a feast for the sartorially-inclined as an ...

Five Rather Sexy Facts on Elizabethan Ruffs

Sexy to another plate-swallowing bird maybe but nonetheless from our earliest history lessons to advanced costume studies the ruff is an incredible work of art almost totally lost to our present-day culture and yet ingrained in the Early Modern ...

Lookbook: Elizabethan Courtier

The Elizabethan period was certainly a dramatic one when it came to dress. That is despite the suggestion that it was an age of artistic decline after Henry VIII's patronage faded and the Reformation brought conflict and division to England. But the ...

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