Dress after J.W. Waterhouse

made of silk with embroidery

Period: 14th century / 1909

The medieval-inspired fashion of the Pre-Raphaelites forms the basis for this dress, which is made from a blue silk after a painting by John William Waterhouse (3rd version of Ophelia from 1909).

The embroidery at the neckline was copied from the painting and reconstructed in places. The hem is trimmed with wide metallised cotton fabric into which the medieval lions - also based on the original historical model - and other matching ornaments in the 14th century style were embroidered with metallic thread. The undergarment is made of linen.

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