& Dance Costume
16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
||"Beatrix" (An Inspiring Gown...)
This classic glamorous gown with a strapless
corseted bodice is constructed in a rich turquoise/ green shade of silk which takes on a lustre of gold in certain lights. It is embellished with gold lace, crystal drops and beading, has a softly pleated skirt and is laced at the back to emphasize
Above: details of the original "Beatrix" dress showing the gold lacework, blue/green crystal drops and the gold back-lacing to the corset bodice|
|Above: Victorian-style ankle boots covered in the "Beatrix" fabric|
The "Lucetta" design (see Contemporary index) works beautifully in the "Beatrix" blue/ green (gold?) silk, again embellished with gold.|
Jane's individual design (see "Verona" in the Contemporary section) was based on the "Beatrix" bodice, this time in a shell pink.|
Karina fell for the original "Beatrix" silk for her tutu - inevitably calling for gold decoration!
Sarah was the first to transfer the basics of "Beatrix" to a tutu - we changed the silk to an emerald green but repeated the gold lacework exactly.
"Beatrix" can be made-to-measure in literally hundreds of colour and fabric variations.
From £1900 (construction) plus fabric. Please enquire for fabric-variable quotes, and do specify tutu or wedding gown!
Truly "variations on a theme"!
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