Teaching slides in PDF format
In fall of 2009 I became enamored of a famous portrait of Elizabeth Woodville, queen consort to King Edward IV. This portrait shows a deceptively simple outfit probably made of black velvet and either a gold voided velvet or a gold lampas. The hat, which appears to be an elongated pillbox style extending straight off the back of the head, supports gossamer-fine veiling, worn in a widow’s configuration (covering the forehead).
I set about creating a similar outfit and had marvelous fun in the process.
I put together slides documenting the process and some of the historical fashion facts I learned. Click the PDF icon to view: