& Dance Costume
16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
||Unique One-Off Designs
Some gowns are inspired by a multitude of sources. "Rosamunda" reflects classic Italian Renaissance costume together with Cinderella-style fairy-tale prettiness and the romantic influence of Pre-Raphaelite artists such as Kate Bunce and Waterhouse.
The boned bodice is a combination of an ivory and beautiful soft green thai silk, with the focus on a stunning panel of goldwork embroidery, highlighted with a gold lace trim. The slashed gauntlet sleeves are in pink/ green shot velvet with false chemise puffs at elbow and shoulder in fortuny pleated ivory silk. The full ivory thai silk skirt is edged by a green panné velvet trim, a deep border of gold embroidered pink silk and a rich metallic gold hem trimming. Some of these fabrics and trims are no longer repeatable, but alternatives and similar ones are available.
| This gown is currently held as a studio sample and, if it fits well, will be sold for £800 as shown without any alterations. (This price reflects it's current perfect condition). Made to measure, a similar design would be approximately £2600.|
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