This probably means nothing but did anyone notice that KOA and Jane both had a sort of head veil, Anne did not is this because KOA and Jane were virgins when they married but Anne was not (her relationship with Thomas Wyatt on the show, Percy in real life). Also the way Mary was dressed very like her mother perhaps to reinforce her Spanish roots since she did end up marring a Spaniard. Elizabeth on the other had had an outfit that was very much her own and foreshadowed the type of dress worn during her reign.
Jun 23 2010, 11:10 AM EDT by
The Final Scene - SPOILER
I don't know how many of you have read all the production notes, but did you read the Costume Designer, Joan Bergin's section where she discusses the final scene? It sounds wonderful especially with the complete reincarnation of the Holbein portrait we are all familiar with, of Henry. This is what she said :
"... the greatest thrill for me was making the costume for the famous Holbein portrait that everyone knows of Henry VIII. I think everyone thought that we would deliver a version of it, but what we delivered was every exact detail, so that when he walked onto the set the gasp was very wonderful! We even made the jewellery to match the portrait. It was just wonderful.
How did you dress the final scenes that end the season and the show?
The final great moment is the reappearance of Henry’s wives so I went for the whole gothic look, black and big veils. They appear in costumes that we haven’t seen before; I thought it was important to have a particular look to have them as almost a separate poster for the last 2 episodes to show him as old. He got the most wonderful makeup from an LA makeup artist to show him old. So they are kind of angels of death really, all black and white."
It will be interesting to see which portrait she used since Holbein's orginal only exists in cartoon form and all the other portraits are copies....check out this collection of portraits : http://tudorswiki.sho.com/photos/album/112478/Henry+VIII%27s+full+length+portraits
Mar 21 2010, 6:50 PM EDT by