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  • Katherine DeMille as Alice of France wearing a beaded black gown and cape decorated with embroidery in the 1935 film "The Crusades."
    • Paramount Pictures

    The Crusades

    1935

    Costume seen on Katherine DeMille as Alice of France

  • Mildred Natwick as Griselda wearing a beaded black gown and cape embroidered with gold and silver bullion in the 1956 film "The Court Jester."
    • Paramount Pictures

    The Court Jester

    1956

    Costume seen on Mildred Natwick as Griselda

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About the Costume

This costume was designed by Travis Banton for the 1935 Paramount film The Crusades. The gown was created for Katharine DeMille as Alice of France. Katharine DeMille was the daughter of director Cecil B. DeMille, who gave her the role as a Christmas gift. The costume was later worn by Mildred Natwick in the 1956 film The Court Jester.

The costume consists of a two piece period gown and long cape constructed of black silk crepe and embroidered with gold and silver bullion in an ornate floral motif with glass pearls and steel marcasite beads.

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About the Costume

This costume was designed by Travis Banton for the 1935 Paramount film The Crusades. The gown was created for Katharine DeMille as Alice of France. Katharine DeMille was the daughter of director Cecil B. DeMille, who gave her the role as a Christmas gift. The costume was later worn by Mildred Natwick in the 1956 film The Court Jester.

The costume consists of a two piece period gown and long cape constructed of black silk crepe and embroidered with gold and silver bullion in an ornate floral motif with glass pearls and steel marcasite beads.

This costume was designed by Travis Banton for the 1935 Paramount film The Crusades. The gown was created for Katharine DeMille as Alice of France. Katharine DeMille was the daughter of director Cecil B. DeMille, who gave her the role as a Christmas gift. The costume was later worn by Mildred Natwick in the 1956 film The Court Jester.

The costume consists of a two piece period gown and long cape constructed of black silk crepe and embroidered with gold and silver bullion in an ornate floral motif with glass pearls and steel marcasite beads.

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  • Travis Banton

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