IRCC 8

The Eighth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge


April 1 to July 31, 2018


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Kathleen Zanardo
New South Wales, Australia

My name is Kathleen Zanardo and I live in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia. After admiring the IRCC for a couple of years I've now decided to enter my own Italian Renaissance outfit. I have been sewing clothes since I was young but this will be my first-ever attempt at this type of sewing, so I am entering as a novice.

I have pored over paintings by Italian Renaissance artists and been inspired to create an outfit of a Florentine noblewoman of 1500 - 1525.

My layers will be:
- Camicia with redwork embroidery - Underskirt - Dress with detachable sleeves - Apron

The accessories will be:
- Partlet - Headscarf with embroidery and fringing

My camicia, dress, partlet and apron will be based on Sanzio Raffaello's "La Muta" (1507) and a wrapped headscarf based on Giuliano Bugiardini's "Portrait of a Young Woman"(1525).





















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