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Crowns

 
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Imperial State Crown


The Imperial State Crown is the most magnificent of all the Crown Regalia. It was made in 1838 for the Coronation of Queen Victoria, and then altered for the Coronation of George VI in 1937 and Elizabeth II in 1953. It is usually worn at the end of the coronation ceremony, when the newly-crowned monarch departs from Westminster Abbey. Although the crown is modern in design, it is set with very ancient gems.
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The Imperial State Crown on view in “Cinematic Couture” was 3D printed and embellished by Tina Gancev. After the 3D-printing process, the crown was threaded with Swarovski crystals that most closely resembled the real stone and star embellishments.
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Visit SCAD FASH, Museum of Fashion and Film, to see this piece on view until March 3rd.

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Diamond Diadem

The Diamond Diadem is a crown officially made for King George IV in 1820. It is worn by queens during coronations and State Openings of Parliament. Today, it is worn by Queen Elizabeth II.

This crown was designed in Rhino, 3D printed and embellished with Swarovski crystals by Tina Gancev.

It is currently on view at SCAD FASH, Museum of Fashion and Film as part of the “Cinematic Couture” exhibit, until March 3rd.

The Crowns are exhibited at SCAD FASH as a part of the "Cinematic Couture" exhibition focusing on the art of costume design through the lens of film and popular culture. More than 50 costumes created by the world-renowned London firm Cosprop Ltd. are on view and provide an intimate look at costumes and millinery that set the scene, give personality to characters, and establish authenticity in period films. 

The films represented in the exhibition depict five centuries of history, drama, comedy, fairytale, and adventure through period costumes worn by such famous stars as Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Johnny Depp, Drew Barrymore, Keira Knightley, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Winslet. Cinematic Couture presents costumes of 24 acclaimed films, including Academy Award winners and nominees such as Titanic, Sense and Sensibility, Out of Africa, The Duchess, and The Danish Girl and award-winning British television series Pride and Prejudice, Downtown Abbey, and Victoria. 

The crowns were specifically made for the costumes of the tv series "Victoria" as part of the coronation scene. They are the recreations of the originals, The Imperial State Crown and The Diamond Diadem.