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  • - Hi, I'm Roz Ebbutt

  • and I'm the costume

  • designer on Victoria.

  • This dress I have

  • here is a state dress

  • which is for Victoria which we

  • use for the christening

  • of the eldest child, Princess Victoria.

  • And also, then we can use again

  • for special state occasions.

  • This dress is made so that it

  • can accommodate the garter ribbon,

  • the garter star, and the actual garter.

  • When the Order of the Garter was instituted

  • it was obviously, it was around a leg.

  • But then when Victoria

  • came to the throne

  • obviously women's legs

  • weren't shown and so she evolved a technique

  • of putting the garter 'round the sleeve of her dress.

  • Then the garter sash goes 'round

  • always on the left shoulder to the right hip.

  • It's the only ribbon that does that.

  • And from it would hang

  • what's known as the George,

  • a little image of St. George slaying the dragon.

  • And then the Garter Star pins on her dress here.

  • That is a sort of very formal royal

  • part of their clothing.

  • This is our Buckingham Palace

  • livery that all of

  • the Buckingham Palace footmen wear.

  • And in fact today,

  • the liveries in Buckingham Palace

  • are not dissimilar to this.

  • We had a whole lot new ones

  • made this year so that everything

  • looks really perfect for the long scenes

  • in the corridors of Buckingham Palace

  • and the big reception scenes.

  • We also have here Buckingham Palace valets.

  • The chefs, the kitchen porters,

  • and then here on the stand

  • we have an example of a Hussar costume

  • from the 11th Hussars,

  • very similar to the one that Prince Albert wore

  • when he was Commander of the 11th Hussars.

  • And I also had a whole set made

  • of the troopers so that they could wear

  • on horseback for a parade scene.

  • So we've established a whole

  • new regiment of soldiers.

  • And here we

  • have a dress that was made new

  • for the series for Jenna Coleman, Victoria

  • and this was for a special fancy dress ball

  • with a Plantagenet theme.

  • And also the idea was

  • that everything was supposed to be made

  • of Spitalfields silks.

  • My dressmaker who made this

  • we used double layers of sort

  • of see-through embroidered fabric.

  • And some other embroidered fabric

  • and then pretend ermine here.

  • This beading here was actually

  • a bracelet which we sort of deconstructed

  • and spread out to look like

  • real jewels on her stomacher.

  • And all of the designs of the ball

  • Victoria was helped

  • by a man called J.R. Planche who

  • was actually one of the very first

  • historians of costume

  • and he wrote one of the very first books about it.

  • And it's still in print.

  • And there's a famous painting of her and Prince Albert

  • in their costumes.

  • So here we have some royal coachmen,

  • we have the clerk of the House of Commons,

  • the speakers gown.

  • It's been very interesting in this series that we've had

  • a multitude of different places,

  • different stories, different facets of society.

  • It makes a really fabulous show to be working on.

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Victoria, Season 2: Behind the Costumes

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    TK   posted on 2019/04/23
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