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' in the 1882 production of 'Much Ado About Nothing' at the Lyceum Theatre. Made by Auguste et Cie, with costumier Patience Harris likely having overseen the design process. Comprised of fitted bodice, full sleeves and a high collar paired with a full skirt and trailing gown , skirt and belt. Robe of gold stamped velvet lined with cotton twill. Boned bodice. Stomacher of ruched silk satin similar to skirt. Skirt of cotton with applied front panel of ruched silk satin, cotton velvet and glass beads. Reconstructed 'belt' of faux pearl tubular beads on silk lisse.
Makers and roles
Auguste et Cie , costumier Patience Harris, designer