This is the back of the Aussie/World tour gowns. My favourite, no panniers of weirdness, an amazing bow and the waterfall drapery.
Can't help but feel this had some tought to connect it to Christines' only real self bought/chosen frock :)
I want to say US/Canadian due to the very full and deeply scalloped lace. This is the fullness I want at the front of my skirt, and this is the bask shape I made for my original, it's one of my favourite variations here. Oh, this is for the mirror bride- the masks are made from which ever Christine is playing that night where possible.
Erik is creepy, we always need to remember that!
The original gown. Actual photoshoot at Opera Garnier. The bodice hooks up thr front- very long basque. Seriously ove the bodice shape and soft skirt.
Mis 90s UK I think? long basque again. Soft skirt, again.
Canadian, Patti chohenour. Mainly just love her acting in this.
Colby Thomas. He looked like Princess Leia on stage for real. I just watched her thing, it's Leia. But again, very long basque. Full but soft skirt.
Canadian, 90s. ebecca Caine, love the long basque and heavy lace cover.
Differnt rear view, so you can see how amazing the World Tour version is. We see the back of Christine a lot in this scene.
here you can see how the original bodice hooks up the front :) Deep basque, very short sculptural pannier drapes-subtle, I do like them).
Other costumes are gittery (single sheen, some with possibly mylar, some with aurora borialis mylar, some with corded fabric, and the Aussie was a crepe/cord combo.
I am going for a mix of the above.
But yeah, the images from this show made a huge impact on me between the ages of 13-20 and so the natural form era is a bit passion.
I'm sure the historic patterns will not give me what I want in the shoulder and upper arm region- these are a little later into the 1880s for shoulders and sleeves.
But I need to scan more of my programs for the bodice details that inspired my first version :)