Netflix’s latest show The Crown has been streaming on the service for the last week, and has lots of people hooked already.
The 10-episode series that follows the Queen’s ascention to the throne is said to have cost $130 million to make, and is one of the most expensive TV shows ever produced.
One of the factors that contributed to racking up the huge price tag is the replica of Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding gown, worn by actress Claire Foy.
It took more than seven weeks to make the gown, and the cost ran to $47,000 AUD.
The Queen’s original gown is said to have been inspired by Botticelli’s Primavera and designed by Norman Hartnell.
“It took five days to shoot that scene, and the dress, an exact replica, weighed a ton. All the fiddling to get it right, and needing the loo and you’ve got a crown on your head,” Foy told The Telegraph .
“For this young woman to be wearing all that and then have the composure to walk through the Abbey full of dignitaries and heads of state, and then having to be anointed… It must have taken huge gumption. You think, who else could have done this?”
The Queen’s original gown was made from ivory silk duchess satin. It featured elaborate orange blossom and star lily motifs embroidered on it and was also studded with more than 10,000 seed pearls and crystals.
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