I was Elisabeth de Valois for a night at Buckingham Palace

kelise soixante-douze

My friend Alexander is a costume maker/interpreter in his 3rd year at Wimbledon College of Art and Theatre Design. 18 May 2013 was the date for the Costume Design and Interpretation 3rd Year Show, as part of the exhibition, “In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion” put on by Royal Collection Trust at Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.  For the show, Alexander dressed me as Elisabeth de Valois, (1559-1568) a French princess, sister to Mary Queen of Scots.

More about the show at Queens Gallery

For this project, over 100 students worked to create historically accurate Tudor and Stuart fashion (mid-late 16th and 17th century), which culminated in a costume parade/show at the Queen’s Gallery, adjacent to Buckingham Palace.  The exhibition itself contains many Tudor/Stuart portraits on queens, kings and other great persons of the era — all dressed in sumptuous fashion of the time…

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