A dress for Cleopatra

This dress was created as a reaction to Guido Reni's painting Cleopatra with the Asp, and was put on display at The Bowes Museum (Barnard castle, County Durham) during the exhibition The Power and The Virtue: Guido Reni's Death of  Lucretia. The pleats of the fabric were created by pressing tight gathers, the belt was created with dragonscale smocking and hand embroidery.

Model - Alice Clark

Photographer - Grace Ede