Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Golden Dove Blue

Vanessa Redgrave portrays Mary, Queen of Scots in the movie of the same name from 1971. It features the classic Elizabethan ruff coloured in a pale blue to match the gown. Similar laces are applied to the edge of the sleeves. The upper part of the bodice is lavishly embroidered with flowers and leaves of golden thread. The sleeves has been sewn in a manner that drapes the fabric and adds volume; the string that makes out the volume matches the golden colour of the embroideries.
The corset fits the traditional Elizabethan stiff corset that made the wearer's stomach unnaturally flat. The colour is an almost metallic dove blue.

Close-up of the upper part of the bodice

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