Remember the Young Victoria violet silk dress replica I made last fall?
Something wonderfully exciting has happened. The lovely lady who ordered the dress, Claire, was able to obtain permission from Blenhiem Palace in Oxfordshire, UK, to do a photo shoot in the dress, in the rooms and grounds of the palace.
Blenhiem Palace was used by Queen Victoria, and can also be seen in the movie 'The Young Victoria'.
However, in return for the photo shoot, the palace asked to borrow the dress for their
'Lights, Camera, Action' Display February 9th - April 1st, 2013.
So, currently the dress is on display at Blenhiem! (I'm rather still in a state of unbelief.)
My friend Rebecca and her mother (on a fabulous European trip right now) were able to go by and see it, and take these pictures for me!
Soon I hope to be able to show you the pictures from Claire's actual photo shoot. They are beyond gorgeous. Right now the photographer tells me some other blogs have asked for exclusive rights to the pictures, but should hopefully get permission to post them after that. :)