Wracked with physical and psychological ailments, Queen Anne (Oliva Colman) spends a large part of The Favourite (2018) in her nightgown. But when she regains control of her court, the Queen dresses in this ornate, ceremonial robe. While traditional royal robes were solid gold and bejewelled, costume designer Sandy Powell searched for another way to give the queen an air of majesty. Her solution was ermine, traditionally used as decoration in royal garments, but Powell covered Colman’s Queen Anne in it head-to-toe.
One of the most iconic scenes from The Favourite, via the Searchlight Pictures YouTube channel.
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On display until:
ACMI: Gallery 1
10 February 2022
The Story of the Moving Image → Moving Worlds → 04. Costume Design → MW-04-C02.04
Cotton, linen, canvas, metal, synthetic, plastic, fur, leather, metallic foil, bamboo and rag paper, synthetic polyester fiber