Dress made for Michelle Pfeiffer as 'Titania, Queen of the Fairies' - 1999 - William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci

Dress made for Michelle Pfeiffer as 'Titania, Queen of the Fairies' - 1999 - William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci

Costume Worn by Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola in “Shakespeare in Love”  Sandy Powell  1998  Bonhams

Costume Worn by Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola in “Shakespeare in Love” Sandy Powell 1998 Bonhams

Costumes for Oberon and Titania from the RSC's 1981 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream  http://theshakespeareblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MND-1981-costumesDSC03366.jpg

Costumes for Oberon and Titania from the RSC's 1981 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream http://theshakespeareblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MND-1981-costumesDSC03366.jpg

Early 17th century top. the slashing of the sleeves was considered especially prestigious, wasteful, and decadent.

Early 17th century top. the slashing of the sleeves was considered especially prestigious, wasteful, and decadent.

From "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) worn by Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola De Lesseps design Sandy Powell

From "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) worn by Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola De Lesseps design Sandy Powell

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