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Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' 2007. Costume designed by Alexandra Byrne.

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Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' 2007. Costume designed by Alexandra Byrne.

Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' 2007. Costume designed by Alexandra Byrne.

Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' 2007. Costume designed by Alexandra Byrne.

Worn by: Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I  Costume Designer: Alexandra Byrne  Film: Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Worn by: Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I Costume Designer: Alexandra Byrne Film: Elizabeth: The Golden Age

"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007)- Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in a stunning blue and gold embroidered gown.

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"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007)- Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in a stunning blue and gold embroidered gown.

Alexandra Byrne has costume designed movies from Elizabeth to Guardians of the Galaxy. I really admire her versatility as a designer, and love her use of texture and color. I chose to pin photos of her costumes from Elizabeth because they're extremely detailed and have beautiful silhouettes. Elizabeth: The Golden Age Alexandra Bryne

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Alexandra Byrne has costume designed movies from Elizabeth to Guardians of the Galaxy. I really admire her versatility as a designer, and love her use of texture and color. I chose to pin photos of her costumes from Elizabeth because they're extremely detailed and have beautiful silhouettes. Elizabeth: The Golden Age Alexandra Bryne

This dress from last year's Oscar winner for costume design Elizabeth: The Golden Age, sits on display at the 17th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum in Los Angeles

This dress from last year's Oscar winner for costume design Elizabeth: The Golden Age, sits on display at the 17th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum in Los Angeles

Elizabeth’s Purple Gown (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 2007). (Source: costumersguide.com)

Elizabeth’s Purple Gown (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 2007). (Source: costumersguide.com)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age Film Costume    Worn by: Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I  Costume Designer: Alexandra Byrne  Film: Elizabeth: The Golden Age  Alexandra Byrne created a spectacular wardrobe for Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth. Byrne's inspiration for the tone she sought came from the work of Spanish fashion designer Balenciaga, who had interpreted various historical paintings in his 1950s couture, including some Elizabethan pieces. Alexandra Byrne: "That was the big leap for me…

Elizabeth: The Golden Age Film Costume Worn by: Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I Costume Designer: Alexandra Byrne Film: Elizabeth: The Golden Age Alexandra Byrne created a spectacular wardrobe for Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth. Byrne's inspiration for the tone she sought came from the work of Spanish fashion designer Balenciaga, who had interpreted various historical paintings in his 1950s couture, including some Elizabethan pieces. Alexandra Byrne: "That was the big leap for me…

Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' 2007. Costume designed by Alexandra Byrne.

Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' 2007. Costume designed by Alexandra Byrne.

elizabeth golden age | Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I from Elizabeth: The Golden Age

elizabeth golden age | Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I from Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth’s Green Gown ( Elizabeth The Golden Age, 2007).

Elizabeth’s Green Gown ( Elizabeth The Golden Age, 2007).

Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by familial betrayal and Spain's invading army. She and her shrewd advisor must act to safeguard the lives of her people. When the dashing seafarer, Walter Raleigh, captures her heart, Elizabeth is forced to make her most tragic sacrifice for the good of her country. A tale of one woman's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world.

Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by familial betrayal and Spain's invading army. She and her shrewd advisor must act to safeguard the lives of her people. When the dashing seafarer, Walter Raleigh, captures her heart, Elizabeth is forced to make her most tragic sacrifice for the good of her country. A tale of one woman's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world.