Sunday, 26 May 2013

Much a duel about Belsay

Belsay has been rocking the Regency period displaying costumes worn by the stars in various Austen productions. They're lovely. The attention to detail is amazing, for something that might only be glimpsed for seconds on screen. What was also interesting was just how tiny these costumes are. The dress Gwyneth Paltrow wore when she played the eponymous 'Emma'; we all know how slender she is, but I was under the impression that our Gwynnie was quite a tall lass - this dress indicates otherwise! Or this purple number (pictured) worn by Dame Judi Dench. Tiny! Costumes available to view til end of August 2013. Out front on the lawn, spectators were able to see performances of Regency dance and both pistol and sword duels. And all in the glorious warm sunshine - er, this is a British Bank Holiday weekend isn't it?

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