This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.
Mireille Dagher Haute Couture Fall 2013
Jean Louis Scherrer - Details
Mary Tudor’s Brown Gown (The Tudors, 2007)
Hands Embroidered Collar by Vivetta - Moda Operandi
18th Century Back in Fashion at Versailles
"Marie-Antoinette Meets Vivienne Westwood"
Pierre Balmain Haute Couture SS 1954