Sunday, 12 April 2009
La Pompadour's Renaissance section is an improvement over the Medieval offerings, and they deserve a well-played for every costume copied from a period portrait. But one wonders why they can't extrapolate and create a more original period gown by using the features of historic examples as inspiration.
Freely styled after the paintings of Lucas Cranach. You forgot to add, "with Pre-Raphaelitism thrown in." After you've stared at enough Northern Renaissance art, this thing will look just plain wrong to you.
Low cut top with such a narrow decorated band over the bust: wrong!
Long, drapey chiffon oversleeviewhatsits: wrong!
Curved hems: wrong!
Having a split overskirt in the first place: wrong!
C'mon, chick. You're German. Either specify that this is Cranach meets Arwen or actually give us something that looks German.