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Venetian Carnival Costume, 18th century

A series of photographs taken in about 1988 and originally colour prints. They were taken by various people as the outfit's layers were explored in a cat-walk costume competition. Whilst the photographic quality is not of the best this series does demonstrate the hidden layers a lady going to the Venetian Carnival would have worn to get the silhouette seen in paintings and prints of the times.

[I have since learned that this headdress is incorrect. This is one of the interesting things about historic costume making - there is always something new to learn.]

The carnival continues.

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last updated 6 March, 2011