Eleanor Benlowes Gown by Sarah Lorraine

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A modern-day costumer, Sarah Lorraine, made this re-creation Eleonore Benlowe's dress in 2007. This is her description, "A red/black shot silk taffeta high necked bodice with attached skirt. The sleeves are slashed and have puffs of white silk taffeta pulled through the slashes. A petticoat of bronze and maroon silk brocade is worn underneath. The gown is adorned with hand sewn glass pearls."

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