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Friday, 17 October 2014

Tv Show: The Borgias(2011-2013) Costumes

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From the series of "tv shows i loved to watch, but got cancelled", The Borgias was about the saga of a crime family in 1492 in Italy.Besides the fascinating plot and beautiful actors, the costumes were spectacular and eye-catching.In charge of the wardrobe was Gabriella Pescucci.

Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia

"Paintings are very important during any [historical] research process for me to get inspiration of any kind." 

François Arnaud as Cesare Borgia and Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias (TV Series, 2013).

"The corsets are made from scratch.…Double canvas stitched together first, then steamed to shape them up to be finally hard-sticked (boned) in order to softly push the breasts up and frame the bosom within a gentle roundness, or sometimes, for a more squared-neck line….I understand [from the actresses] that it feels like torture, but the warmth of the body helps make it more bearable — the actresses can confirm that, but of course, it will never feel like a soft sweater.”

Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias (TV Series, 2013).

“Instead, the boning is sewn in to curve gently to provide room for the breasts.”


The hairstyles were very interesting and the headpieces were exquisite.

Teal gown worn by Holliday Grainger (as Lucezia Borgia).  The Borgias, television, TV, costume design, textiles,

“Necklines are usually garnished in matching style with the skirt and the sleeves, and colored strings such as soutage with golden tips are used to tighten up the sleeves at the cuffs."

Lotte Verbeek as Giulia Farnese | The Borgias | Series Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci
The Borgias. Scene during the Roman masquerade celebration. Giulia Farnese was Minerva. Gorgeous outfit!
Lotte Verbeek as Giulia Farnese
The Borgias.
The Borgias.
Joanne Whalley as Vanozza dei Cattanei
Emmanuelle Chirqui as Sancia in the Borgias
Emmanuelle Chirqui as Sancia
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