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We tried to exactly replicate the cut and style of the Guinevere's dress. It is harmonious combination of the classical silhouette of Late Middle Ages – narrow bodice, lowered waistline and long full skirt draped in the relief folds, – with the elements of the Renaissance costume – lush and voluminous sleeves and rich embroidery on the dress hemline.
The dress is made of white Italian natural velvet. Narrow bodice is tighten to the size by two pieces of golden lace which are simultaneously decorating the side seams.
Deep triangular cut and shoulder parts of the sleeves are decorated with golden brocade additionally enhanced with the application of the golden metalized net, golden lace embroidery and Swarovski crystals.
Long flared sleeves are trimmed with gold braid on the edge and lined inside with the silk. They are additionally attached to the base fabric with gold metal beads.
Flared Cut skirt is draped into the deep folds. The skirt consists of six wedges, and has a length of the hemline about 9 m (30 feet). Each wedge is decorated with two elements of the golden embroidery, that is – twelve embroidered elements per skirt.
The ornament for the decoration of the sleeves upper parts and the hemline was developed by our designers based on the traditional Celtic ornaments. The ornament for the triangular decollete cut (also specifically designed by us for this dress) has a slightly different rhythm and structure dictated by the shape of the decollete cut (its triangular form demanded lighter more graceful variation of the ornament).
This is a truly dress for the Medieval Queen: heavy and luxurious, but yet elegant and romantic.
Every knight would be inspired to serve to this Queen!
For the creation of this garment collection we were inspired by “Accolade” (1901) – the famous painting of the Edmund Leighton who's interest for the Medieval subjects and manner was greatly influenced by early inquests of the Pre-Paphaellites Brotherhood. For the last hundred years both, art connoisseur and popular public, are equally charmed by this painting: not only because popularity of Arthur's theme and its courtly poetic, not just because of Leighton's craftsmanship, – but, mainly, because of the delicate appearance of the beautiful Queen Guinevere who became the embodiment and the symbol of the image of the Lady of the Heart in knightly compassion.
She is unreachable ideal of the purity, bodily and spiritual beauty, the patroness of the knights in service of light and good. Each detail of her image is speaking of that – the golden crown on the flowing golden curls of her hairs, soft face and white-and-gold dress glimmering in the beam of the daylight.
We tried to re-create this masterpiece of the art of painting with our contemporary art means – in the language of the textile, fashion design, jewelry and photography.
Here, to your attention we are introducing White Wedding Dress from the garment collection "The Accolade" or “The Knighting” which includes velvet dress, silk chemise, belt, brooch and crown. All details of the collection are unified by the Celtic ornamental motifs reworked by us for the implementation in the various materials. The rim of the crown, details of the belt brooch the trim of the chemise sleeves, as well as dress shoulder parts and hemline, are all decorated with the variations of this ornament.
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I’m trying to put in an order for the off white color but I don’t think it’s available anymore
Dear Linda, we are out of white velvet, unfortunately, but we should have it back in stock by the end of the year.
I would like to purchase the dress with the chemise, belt and the boots. no on the crown but I have in mind another headpiece you guys have online. The only problem is that the only color that is available is a burgundy color that I don’t care for. This would be for my wedding in late April next year but I need it in that off white color that shows in the picture. Is that color still available for purchase? And I would like to purchase everything on the picture down to the bodice jewel and gold sleeves :) I love the design.
Dear Linda, we should have white velvet by the end of the year so there will be enough time to make and deliver the dress before the wedding.
I want to dress this on my wedding, it will be avaiable?
Hello, we are glad to inform you that dress is now available for purchase.
Hi there Please could you show me what options you have for gold and silver thin trims (more like trim on her sleeves). Would this work on the thinner white underdress, weight wise? Also do you have a picture that shows all your dress trims please? thanks so much!
The Accolade trim goes in Gold and Silver, any of two trims can be used on the Accolade Chemise. Here is the link for all of the trims we use - https://armstreet.com/trims.html.
hello like to Thankyou as over again for this beautiful absolutely stunning gown the design fabric perfect I have sent you photos enjoy beautifully made
Wow, thanks! Beautiful noble lady wandering around in the woods...
Can this dress still be made?
Happy to inform that the Accolade dress is available for order again! Enjoy your shopping!
I'm wondering, can this dress be made without the long trailing sleeves? And can this dress be made in linen instead of the velvet? How much would that cost? Thank you, Karina
Shape of the sleeves cannot be changed. This dress can only be made out of velvet fabric, sorry.
i am thinking about just wearing the dress without the chemise would that work ? its a budget thing i originally thought it was all one piece.
"The Accolade" chemise is a separate piece. It should always be worn with this dress, because of its deep neckline. It can be optionally replaced by the other chemises.
That timing sounds fine. Can I ask, is the bodice boned? I am looking at this and one other gown and will have to make my decision in the next couple of weeks.
The bodice of this dress is boneless.
I love this dress but wondered if the detailing can be done in silver?
Yes, but producing of the decorations in silver will take about 1-2 extra months. If this works for you, please email us at email@example.com.
Hello, Please could you let me know if this dress can be made in colours other than bridal white? I would like to use this style of dress for a photo shoot, but it is not to be used as a bridal gown. I am looking for a rustic green or red colour preferably. Thanks for your help. James (UK)
Can be made of bottle green or red embossed velvet.
Hi! Will you ever have this dress in stock again? Or maybe have it in another colour like green, blue, or burgundy? I adore the gold trim and knotwork. It's a gorgeous representation of the dress in the painting (which I have in my living room!).
You can always order this dress in custom size. We had a couple of dresses in standard sizes, but now they are sold out. Now it can be made to order only.Can be made of white, black, bottle green, dark blue, flocked burgundy velvet.
hello just recieved this accolade dress, it is amazing designed and perfect fit again thankyou armstreet the belt also great fit, with so many historic gowns your team makes. great choices
Thank you, we're very happy that you liked them!
Hello, This dress is beautiful! I like the style and how it is made. But, there are many of us girls that just do not like gold but silver. And also not white but dark colors. Do you plan in the future to make them in optional colors? We already ordered for you for our past wedding and we are very satisfied but there are more events still to attend... Greetings, Steel Lady
We have several options of dark velvet. Producing of the decorations in silver version will take about 1-2 extra months. If this works for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can this gown be made in other color velvet, such as pale blue?
We can use natural velvet of the other colors which are presented here. Manufacturing will take a longer (we would need to find matching colored silk for lining of the sleeves), and golden decor won't look as bright as on the white background. We have no pale blue velvet, sorry.