Sunday, June 11, 2017

Warm Color Palette of a Victorian Prostitute

Woman wearing Victorian skirt, jacket and hat in warm colors (orange, maroon, red, purple) as part of a Victorian Prostitute costume
We fell in love with this dress the instant we laid eyes on it! We were so enamored that we didn't even notice that it had been aged and distressed. When we went searching for the photo's origins, we discovered it was designed to be a Victorian prostitute's costume. Ok, so we have hooker taste. But classy 19th century hooker taste. Maybe we should just let costumer Sally Anne explain:

This was my favourite costume that I made at university. It was a costume for a Victorian Prostitute that I made for one of my design projects, the concept of which was a documentory on Jack the Ripper and the  late 1880′s Bustle Dress I made was a costume for one of the victims. The dress is made from Silk Dupion with a velvet bodice. I made all the underpinnings for the dress; corset, chemise, and bustle. I spent a lot of money making this dress and a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into it. In fact many tears when i had to break down the beautiful dress i had just lovingly created with a cheese grater and paint! The effect really worked though and the dress certainly ended up looking fit for a Victorian Prostitute.
Costumer: Olive And Betty (Bespoke Hats, Fascinators and Headpieces)