Friday, October 07, 2011
Was Shakespeare A Fraud? Don't know but the Costumes are FABULOUS!! On October 28th, a new Costume Period Drama will debut in theaters: "Anonymous". The movie involves the controversial question: Was Shakespeare a Fraud? "Anonymous" is a political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her. It stars Vanessa Redgrave as the older Elizabeth I, Joely Richardson as the younger, Rhys Ifans as the 17th Earl of Oxford and supposed actual "William Shakespeare". It is directed by Roland Emmerich. I was asked to comment on the fabulous costumes (via stills of the film) which were created by Costume Designer Lisy Christl, on the myLifetime.com site and I just jumped at the chance!! Here's a "Corset-and-Jerkin" Amuse Bouche:
Although we are accustomed to seeing the over-the-top images of “The Queen” in all her regal splendor, here she is as a “younger, fresher” royal (portrayed by Joely Richardson). Still, she stands out, because of the sumptuousness of her light blue brocade silk gown...continue reading
Fashion Diva In-The-MakingThe younger Princess Elizabeth Tudor:
A Red (BROCADE) Carpet ShowdownEarl of Oxford: The young Earl of Oxford is being introduced here to his tutors and as any Renaissance Fashion Dandy would know, this was a perfect time to "bring it" in terms of dressing! It was HIS Red Carpet Moment...continue reading
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Dancing with the Elizabethan StarsPrincess Elizabeth of Tudor and Earl of Oxford: Although Elizabeth was known as "the Virgin Queen", she looks anything but in this photo with the younger Earl of Oxford. I absolutely love how fabulous his costume is here. He is Dressed To Impress, a Peacock in the Court if you were: The elegant ivory brocade Doublet and...continue reading