There’s always interesting historical costume movies and TV shows in the works, but one I’m particularly looking forward to is Victoria. Starring Jenna Coleman of Doctor Who fame as the queen, it will air in the U.S. on PBS sometime in early 2017, and in the U.K. on ITV. According to IMDB, the series will cover Victoria’s early life through her marriage to Prince Albert.
There will be eight episodes (supposedly, although I’m getting used to things getting edited together differently for U.S. viewing — sigh!). So far, I haven’t been able to find out who is the costume designer.
Here’s some pics and clips of costumes to whet your appetite!
Queen Victoria’s Coronation Gown
It looks like the costume features a white brocade gown with very mid-1830s sleeves, round waistline, and wide lace bertha (the frill around the neckline), with red velvet and gold trimmed robes:
Compare it to the real deal:
Queen Victoria’s Privy Council Dress
I’m really excited about this reproduction of the gown Queen Victoria wore to her first Privy Council meeting. Check out the costume in what looks like black silk satin:
Check it out in action in this extended clip:
Then compare it to the real gown:
Queen Victoria’s Wedding Dress
You kind of have to get this one right, since it’s been done so well previously AND it’s another gown that still exists. Unfortunately the only image I have found has Coleman half covered up with a robe, but we can at least see the ivory satin, wide lace flounce, and orange blossoms in her hair:
And again, the real thing:
Other Costumes in Victoria
Boys in Victoria
Prince Albert will be played by Tom Hughes of Dancing on the Edge and The Hollow Crown:
And Rufus Sewell will play prime minister Lord Melbourne:
Will you watch Victoria when it comes to TV in early 2017?