Henrietta Maria

Original Portrait by Van Dyck
This project was recreating an outfit worn by Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, from a Van Dyck portrait from 1633. The full costume consists of:

  • corset
  • biscuit pad (to support the back of the skirt)
  • 2 shaped and pleated petticoats, one with pintucks and a frill, one plain
  • cartridge pleated skirt with train, made of hand slashed satin
  • tabbed bodice made of hand slashed satin, with lace edged cuffs
  • gold organza fichu, hand painted and dyed 
  • lace collar and partlet, printed onto organza from a screen I designed
  • felt hat from a wool felt capeline, with hand dyed ostrich feather (see millinery tab for further detail about the hat)
  • braided shoes
This costume will be part of a parade at the Queens Gallery, for their exhibition of Tudor and Stuart portraits in May, so better photographs will be available then. 

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