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"The red dress is made from a turn-of-the-century Spanish evening dress. We sourced beautiful silk chiffon and had it pleated for the cap sleeves and bands across the front. We build layers for the final effect, with embroidered lace laid over the deep-red satin under-dress. We used evening gloves from the costume house selection, which are 'dipped down' - that is, run through with dyes to take the brightness out of the fabric."
-- costume designer Susannah Buxton