Costume worn by Ellen Terry (1847–1928) in the role of 'Beatrice' in the 1882 production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Auguste et Cie
Costume worn by Ellen Terry (1847–1928) in the role of 'Beatrice' for the 1882 production of 'Much Ado About Nothing' at the Lyceum Theatre (also possibly worn for the 1903 Imperial Theatre revival). Made by Auguste et Cie, with costumier Patience Harris likely having overseen the design process. Genoese cut and uncut velvet brocade. Stylised floral design. Red, gold and green decorated with belt of gilt beads and pastes. Low square cut neck with assorted tulles.
Makers and roles
Auguste et Cie , costumier Patience Harris, designer