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Medieval bridal dress after

John William Waterhouse
 
 

Period: 14th century / 1909

This 14th-century-style dress after a painting by John William Waterhouse (3rd version Ophelia from 1909) was made from heavy blue silk taffeta. The embroidery at the neckline has been copied from the painting and was partially reconstructed. The hem is trimmed with broad metallized cotton fabric, which was embroidered with medieval lions – also after historical templates – and other appropriate ornaments using metal yarn.


The underdress consists of delicate cotton batiste, which has been colored in the same red tone as in the painting. The lining of the wide sleeves of the outer garment creates a sophisticated contrast that repeats the red tone of the underdress and yet slightly varies into a pink-brownish color. This suite is closed with hooks and eyes at the front.

Price category: G