A costume for a costume parade event at the Queens Gallery for the exhibition 'In Fine Style, the Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion' 2013. Much inspired of the public image and the price paid to stay on top.
Idea, concept, construction, making, make up, props and photo by me.
I love the layered, intricate, armor-like (yet organic) quality of the sculpted bodice. The duality of the textures of hard and soft is so visually tactile and alluring - I can only imagine what it would feel like to wear this - very regal and transformative!!
Thank you, it was an incredible project to work on! My performer and model did indeed seem to feel regal and special - but most of all weighed down, I guess - its a heavy load of materials to pull around