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    • BBC

    Elizabeth R

    1971

    Costume seen on Glenda Jackson as Queen Elizabeth I

    • Channel 4 Television Corporation
    • A&E
    • The History Channel

    Elizabeth: The Acclaimed Saga of England's Virgin Queen

    2000

    Costume seen on Karen Archer as Queen Elizabeth I

    • Caldas Naya
    • LKXA Youth Bank

    LKXA Youth Bank

    2008

    Costume seen on a model for a Youth Bank ad as Queen Elizabeth I

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About the Costume

Elizabeth Waller created this stunning gown for the 1971 BBC production Elizabeth R, where Glenda Jackson wore it as Queen Elizabeth I. The gown was based on a real dress worn by Elizabeth, which was immortalized in what is known as the Armada Portrait, likely painted by George Gower in 1588.

The costume was used again for David Starkey’s documentary, Elizabeth: The Acclaimed Saga of England’s Virgin Queen almost thirty years later. It was worn by Karen Archer as Queen Elizabeth I, though it was altered slightly. The gown was later spotted in an advertisement for LKXA Youth Bank in 2008. This ad is interesting because it allows us to see a much more detailed view of the skirt, which up until now had not been shown in its full splendor on film. However, it is clear that alterations have been made to the gown, and much of it has been very heavily photoshopped.

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About the Costume

Elizabeth Waller created this stunning gown for the 1971 BBC production Elizabeth R, where Glenda Jackson wore it as Queen Elizabeth I. The gown was based on a real dress worn by Elizabeth, which was immortalized in what is known as the Armada Portrait, likely painted by George Gower in 1588.

The costume was used again for David Starkey’s documentary, Elizabeth: The Acclaimed Saga of England’s Virgin Queen almost thirty years later. It was worn by Karen Archer as Queen Elizabeth I, though it was altered slightly. The gown was later spotted in an advertisement for LKXA Youth Bank in 2008. This ad is interesting because it allows us to see a much more detailed view of the skirt, which up until now had not been shown in its full splendor on film. However, it is clear that alterations have been made to the gown, and much of it has been very heavily photoshopped.

Elizabeth Waller created this stunning gown for the 1971 BBC production Elizabeth R, where Glenda Jackson wore it as Queen Elizabeth I. The gown was based on a real dress worn by Elizabeth, which was immortalized in what is known as the Armada Portrait, likely painted by George Gower in 1588.

The costume was used again for David Starkey’s documentary, Elizabeth: The Acclaimed Saga of England’s Virgin Queen almost thirty years later. It was worn by Karen Archer as Queen Elizabeth I, though it was altered slightly. The gown was later spotted in an advertisement for LKXA Youth Bank in 2008. This ad is interesting because it allows us to see a much more detailed view of the skirt, which up until now had not been shown in its full splendor on film. However, it is clear that alterations have been made to the gown, and much of it has been very heavily photoshopped.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Katie S.
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Costume Designer:
  • Elizabeth Waller

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