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How to Look Dapper by J.C. Leyendecker
Restored dress as worn by Ellen Terry in her 1888 portayal of Lady Macbeth.
“When Ellen starred alongside Henry Irving in Macbeth in 1888, there was not a wide choice of fabrics available in England, and Alice could not find the colours she wanted to achieve her effects. She wanted one dress to ‘look as much like soft chain armour as I could, and yet have something that would give the appearance of the scales of a serpent.’ (Mrs. J. Comyns Carr’s ‘Reminiscences’. London: Hutchinson, 1926) Mrs. Nettlship found a twist of soft green silk and blue tinsel in Bohemia and this was crocheted to achieve the chain mail effect.
The dress hung beautifully but: ‘we did not think that it was brilliant enough, so it was sewn all over with real green beetle wings, and a narrow border in Celtic designs, worked out in rubies and diamonds, hemmed all the edges. To this was added a cloak of shot velvet in heather tones, upon which great griffens were embroidered in flame-coloured tinsel. The wimple, or veil, was held in place by a circlet of rubies, and two long plaits twisted with gold hung to her knees.’
Symphony in White no.2: The Little White Girl,1864
I’ve always wanted that dress
I still approve of this look. It’s brilliant.
Photoset reblogged from with 85 notes
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Sorry, followers. HBC spam ahoy
OK, that dress is GORGEOUS. So why are Burton and Bonham Carter in a dark corner of the room?! I feel like this is payback for the mismatched shoe incident of last year…
You really don’t want to mess with this.
iartbillysubmitted, and he needs models!
Painting of fashion model Sara Blomqvist I did last year, technically. From photo ref. cause I don’t have money to pay a real life model to pose for me.
Olga Spessivtzeva as Aurora in La Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty). 1925.
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