The Realm of Venus
Costumed by: Bernadette de Foix;
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA
(Kingdom of Aethelmearc, Barony Marche Debatable Lands)
Costumer and SCA Member
outfit in the Style of the 1480s
I'm an SCA member that has been making creative costumes for over 10 years. The 16th century is my passion, but I was commissioned by the International Academy of Design and Technology to create costumes for their fashion school. This 15th
century dress was the first piece I created for them. Lacey, my model, is a student in the fashion school.
A Gowne of the Italian Renaissance
This garment is based upon examples of the latter half of Quatrocento, or 15th century. Examples can be found in the paintings of Domenico
"Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni", ca. 1488.
The garment consists of a fitted, lightly boned gamurra, under dress, with a
giornea, tabard like overdress, along with a camicia, or chemise, fitted belt,
jewelry, hat, and tie-on sleeves.
The cap was created from the same taffeta as the underdress. The ferriornere is a mixture of pearls, black onyx and gold
vermiel. The necklace emulates pearls and coral beads as shown in portraits of the period.
would like to contact Lacey or Bernadette you can do so via Bernadette at lilgreendragyn
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