Saturday, 21 September 2013

Marie's Strawberry Gown

Worn in both a dinner scene and a church scene by Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette.
I have given this post its' name due to the lovely, small strawberries that makes out the motif on the white main fabric - notice that their leaves are blue! This blue colour is also used for the pleaded ribbons that adorns the edge of the neckline, the hem of the bodice's front "flaps" and all the way down the skirt itself. Her velvet neck ribbon is a slightly darker tone but goes just fine with the overall colour tones. And her prayer book happens to be baby blue as well. Coincidence? I think not.

The sharp red gloves seems like an odd contrast at first sight by when you look closer it is really just a more "pang" version of the strawberries' colour. Notice that the gloves does not cover the fingers but only the palm - and they are lined with blue satin as well. White lace has not only been used at the sleeves (which is as good as standard) but is also accompanying the pleaded, blue ribbon and gives the neckline a more ruffled look. I love how the white pearls in her hands goes perfectly with everything else in this feminine outfit.
The second  photo reveals even more details than the first. First of all the gloves are embroidered with blue (surprise) flowers edged with silver thread. Secondly, a round diamond is attached to the very top of the bodice on the left side.

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