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This dress Milady de Winteris based on the movie The Three Musketeers (1961). This is a custom handmade production of a Czech tailor.
This magnificent dress in baroque style of the mid-17th Century stands out with its large lace collar that evokes tips of a royal crown. The sleeve endings and the neckline are lined with the same lace. The wide hips are formed by hip pillows that are tied at the waist under the dress. The velvet skirt hides a white petticoat made of pure cotton, which can be seen in the photo with rolled skirt.
The snow-white collar continues in harmony in a triangle of white netting ornate with floral lace and fake pearls. The original decoration of the dress is crowned by a white flowers sprout that is sewn from the waist down to the floor on the skirt. The nobility of the dress accentuate the puffed sleeves with cutouts of shiny satin.
The dress closes with metal hooks (at waist and at neck). The dress has laced back so that it can be easily adapted to the individual body size. Even the lace collar is buttoned back with a small white button.
This Dress Milady de Winter can be made in various colors according to these sample cards. Please note the requested color(s) into your order, in the field for your comment. Please specify always (1) the number of the sample card, (2) letter of the color, and (3) description of the colour (Example: 04-F-blue). If you choose a fabric with different composition, the price may change. Possible price change will be consulted with you before processing the order.
This Dress Milady de Winter is available in standard sizes or can be made exactly to your measure at no additional charge. In the latter case please fill in this measurement chart after finishing your order.
Clarick Milady de Winter, often referred to simply as Milady, is a fictional character in the novel The Three Musketeers (1844) by Alexandre Dumas. She has worked as a spy for Cardinal Richelieu and is one of the main antagonists of the story.
Milady is a powerful and beautiful spy, she is ruthless and shows no remorse for her countless "misdeeds". Later in the novel, it becomes clear that she was wife of Athos. As a teenager, she was forced to enter a convent, where she falls in love with a priest, and with him she escapes with stolen church property. Both will be later explored and branded by a bailiff. Milady came with a man in Athos village where she pretends to be his sister. A nobleman (the Comte de La Fere), fell in love with her and, despite their obscure origins, marries her. Out in the woods one day, he discovered the brand on her shoulder, she was discovered as convicted criminal. With shameful feeling, thinking she married him only for his money - Athos hanged her from a tree on the spot. But Milady survived.
The daggers are approximately made as follows. The basic shape of the blade is made by a laser CNC machine. It is burned from spring steel. The semi-finished blade follows then in the groove cutter, where the cutting edge and the groove are milled. The blade is then oil-quenched and tempered to the desired hardness. Then the guard and pommel is attached to the blade tang. The tang is usually peened at the end (behind the pommel) and the cross-guard hard soldered with brass. Hardwood plates are placed under the handle wrapping from genuine cowhide so that the handle is sufficiently robust for a safe grasp. The steels surfaces obtain the desired finish in the end - with a wire brush or with a felt disc with polishing paste.