The William Morris
& Dance Costume
16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
The "Ice Princess"/ "Snow Queen" costume (we never quite decided!) was a commission from a children's entertainment company (Crafty Arty 01300 345397) for Christmas 2007. Designed in icy shades of blue, white and silver, the crushed velvet ice blue corset was laced front and back (for added flexibility because it might have to fit several different people). The bodice was swathed in crystals and snowflake sequins, combined with swarovski crystals.
|The skirt of tiered layers of tulle and iridescent organza was sharply cut into erratic points to add movement and imply "iciness".
The icy costume worked hard over Christmas - appearing at charity balls, visiting 11 Downing Street, Great Ormond Street Hospital and promoting the entertainment company. We can provide contacts for this award winning company who, besides corporate entertaining, also provide crêche entertainment for weddings.
See "Butterfly Princess" for another costume made for this company in the Contemporary Bridal Gowns section.
Design Copyright © 2007 Theresa Blake. All