In the middle of the XIX century, after the mild antique silhouette of the beginning of the century, corsets, crinolines, and underskirts are back in fashion as echoes of the rococo late XVIII century style. Embroidery and lace become very popular, and unlike the XVIII century, they are already factory made.
In this period, the dress actually consisted of two parts: the top of the figure was tightly covered with a rigid corset, below there was a lush skirt supported by a crinoline with a diameter of up to 3 meters. For proper styling, our team collaborated with fashion consultants, historians and designers of clothing.
The main challenge was to create a realistic suit without sacrificing its functionality. After all, the weight of the dress could reach 6 kg those days! That is absolutely unacceptable for a modern set-up.
Ballroom dresses made of luxurious satin and velvet were abundantly decorated with ribbons, lace, and frills that we created by hand. The outfits were completed with rich hats and accessories.
We used ostrich feathers, live flowers, and veil for hats. Experienced jewelers created earrings, brooches, bracelets, chains, and rings. The hand fan, gloves, and umbrella were created by hand by our leather and accessories artwork craftsmen.
In the photo: ball gown of a girl from a noble family of the middle of the XIX century in "Bondmaid" costume drama.
Cinema Costume does not use factory parts. Handmade only!
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