V187: Those Catty Elizabethans

I just love this illustration, don’t you?

Gennady Spirin. Illustration from ‘The White Cat”

So I’ve been reading Jean Hunnisett’s Period Costume for Stage & Screen: Patterns for Women’s Dress 1500-1800, and recalling the incredible costumes of Elizabeth R (1971), which I saw not too long ago.  So much drool!  It has made me want to strike up a conversation with a fanciful Elizabethan gown again.

The book makes these complicated costumes seem easy!


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