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Waterhouse, Leighton & Pre-Raphaelite Gowns
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Crystal Ball Gown
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Ophelia
accolade gown
The Accolade
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The Maying Gown
     
       
       

Here's you'll find an ever-growing collection of gowns based on the Pre-Raphaelite paintings of John Waterhouse, Edmond Blair Leighton Fredric Leighton and other pre-Raphaelite artists. If you are interested in learning more about Waterhouse, please visit this page. It's an informative site, with photos of all of his splendid paintings. For more information about the Brotherhood Paintings, and other Pre-Raphaelite artists, please visit this website. There are hundreds of paintings to admire between these two sites. Plean to spend lots of time browsing.

If you would like an estimate for a Pre-Raphaelite-inspired gown, please send us an email. We'd be delighted to work with you.


The Waterhouse Crystal Ball Gown
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Made from dupioni silk and decorative fabrics, this gown can be made in your favorite color with or without customized embroidery at the base.

The gown is trimmed at the neckline with a decorative brocade (or custom fabric) yoke. Two layers of sleeves adorn this Waterhouse-inspired gown, the under layer is made with brocade, and is nicely fitted. The oversleeve features a dramatic draped bell sleeve, made from silk.

Choose from several closure options: Lacing through grommets, concealed lacing rings, hooks and eyes or buttons.

You may order this gown with or without embroidery at the hem. WITHOUT embroidery, the cost is an affordable $425.

With any (we'll work with you to create a customized design for you) embroidery design - 8 impressions, the cost is $525

 


Available WITHOUT embroidery: $425

 


Available with the same pictured embroidery (eight panels, two color design): $525

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The Waterhouse Ophelia Gown
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Made from dupioni silk and satin, this gown can be made in your favorite color with or without customized embroidery at the base and along the neckline.

The gown is trimmed at the neckline with your choice of embroidery designs and colors. Two layers of dupioni sleeves adorn this sumptuous Waterhouse-inspired gown. The undersleeve is nicely fitted. The oversleeve features a dramatic draped bell sleeve, made from silk. This gown also comes with an underskirt of satin

Choose from several closure options: Lacing through grommets, concealed lacing rings or hooks and eyes

lions

We have a collection of heraldic embroidery designs for you to choose from. This version was made with a Celtic rampant lion, but we do have the heraldic lion pictured in the painting if you prefer. The time to embroider the hem of this skirt (not including the neckline hem time) is well over 36 hours, but the end result is well worth it.

You may order this gown with or without embroidery. WITHOUT embroidery, the cost is $525.

With any (we'll work with you to create a customized design for you) embroidery design - 8 impressions, the cost is $675

 

 

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The crushed velevt/brocade version ($450):
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The dupioni silk and embroidery version ($650):
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The Accolade Gown

Inspired by the "The Accolade" and Lady of Shallot paintings, this beautiful plush or crushed velvet ensemble features "V" neckline trim, brocade arm bands and brocade trim (or embroidery for an added cost) at the hem, in your choice of colors.

Choose from several closure options: Lacing through grommets, concealed lacing rings, or hooks and eyes

Upgrades are available: We can also make this gown in dupioni silk, with or without embroidery at base of skirting.

Please note: The metal belt is not included with this package. You will need to supply your own belt.

Available in crushed velvet or for $450

Available in dupioni silk and brocade or for $550

Available with embroidery at hem, on dupioni silk or for $650

 

 

Guinevere

Queen Guenevere's Maying Gown

Queen Guenevere's Maying Gown

 

Based on John Collier's portrait of Queen Guenevere's Maying

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This elegent ensemble features a brocade corseted waist cinch with boning, an underskirt of simple gathered cotton with fitted waistband and a v-necked, embroidered muslin chemise with puff shoulders and split, draped sleeves. Veil not included.

Priced at an affordable $375

 

 

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Guenevere's Wedding
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NOTE: This specific fabric has been discontinued. We will work with you to find a fabric you love.
Extremely elaborate gown done in brocade, damask or dupioni silk and impeccably hand-beaded. Includes gown in your choice of color combinations - hand beaded to perfection, beaded belt and a silk essence cape in your choice of color.

The gown closes at the back through grommeted lacings.

$950 with hand-beading, gold braid loop trim, in damask or brocade

$700 in dupioni silk, gold braid loop trim, and hand beading

 

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