Some work in progress pictures of 'Folly,' a 17th century court opera costume design by Jean Bérain. He has been occupying most of my time in the last months. He has a large padded belly under there, a giant pair of breeches and many other hidden items. There is a lot of work left to do on his sleeves, an overskirt, hat and surface decoration (beading, embroidery etc). He will then be thoroughly broken down to age him, I really want him to look like an old costume that was brought out every year for the court balls, a bit battered and faded but still beautiful.
Still lots to do!