Dress ca. 1905
From the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
The gown Queen Elizabeth II wore at the Paris Opera during a State Visit on April 8, 1957
She and Margaret had the best gowns.
A costume designed by Gilbert Adrian for Marie Antoinette (1938).
image: Bob Miano
Hat, braided straw trimmed with straw flowers, c. 1760s, probably British or possibly Italian.
Per a request by ritasv for hats and bonnets, for the next few days we’ll be taking a look (well, more of a sprint, really) through some popular hat and/ bonnet styles of the past two hundred-odd years. (Why two hundred-odd? Because I’m bad at narrowing things down; that’s why).
Costume designed by Edith Head for Barbara Stanwyck in The Great Man’s Lady (1942)
From Julien’s Live
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The costumes for the 2005 HBO Mini-series Elizabeth I were mostly recycled from previous productions. Helen Mirren’s costumes, however, were all original and designed by Mike O’Neill, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Costume Design.
The Showtime original series The Tudors is another production that used almost all recycled costumes to outfit their characters. Helen Mirren’s Elizabethan riding gown went on to be used in 2009 on Annabelle Wallis as Jane Seymour.
Costume Credit: Katie S.
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George Washington’s uniform. This is a late uniform, post-Revolutionary War in fact. In 1789 Washington had a new regimental uniform made for him—this is it. This is the one that he’d wear until he died, and many Revolutionary War scenes that were painted after the war feature him in this suit.
Corset cover, materials not listed (possibly cotton or linen trimmed with lace), 1887, American or European.