Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth in 'Orlando' Designed by Sandy Powell


Elizabeth costume, black and gold brocade dress, lace up bodice, extremely full skirt; embroidered with multi color stones and beads; heavily beaded stomacher; hoop skirt; padded underskirt; red silk underskirt with black embroidery; orange silk shawl painted with "eyes and ears"; pair of gold shoes with beaded ornamentation; matching necklace and earrings constructed of composite material and ornamented with red and gold stones and pearls. The necklace was designed and constructed Simon Costin.




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Worn arriving for dinner, meeting Orlando, walking in garden, undressing for bed, giving Orland deed to house. Crisp hated the dress because it too so long to get in and out of it.



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