Monday, June 23, 2008

Renaissance or Roman? The ebayer lists this dress as a Roman frock, and the colonades are certainly Romanesque, but the caps on the figures, along with the hunting dog, scream Renaissance to me.

What do you think?

I'd wear it to watch I, Claudius, anyway. I am now 6 episodes in, and I adore Sian Phillips as the poisonous Livia. Ms. Phillips has this gaunt, stark, wilted beauty that always looks queenly. I hope to see all of Ms. Phillip's oeuvre. Under Milk Wood, anyone? Though alas a quick search shows that her scene from Dune ended up on the cutting room floor. I would have loved to have seen that.

This dress is a gem, nonetheless. Go on, go get it.

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