Dressed to empress: 1950s-inspired daywear and Egyptian-style gowns

The spirit of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra lives on through ravishing 1950s-inspired daywear and Egyptian-style evening gowns. Photography and styling by Damian Foxe. Jewellery by Chopard. Location Cinecittà Studios, Rome

Alexander McQueen embroidered silk chiffon cape, embroidered silk tulle gown and embroidered silk tulle bra, all price on request. Embroidered velvet platform sandals (just seen), £1,195. Harvy Santos feather, glass and gilt pastille headpiece, made to order, price on request. Chopard platinum, diamond and emerald Haute Joaillerie necklace, and Fairmined gold and diamond Green Carpet bracelet, both price on request
Gladiator costumes courtesy of Angels Fancy Dress, London, and the Associazione Culturale Gruppo Storico Romano, Rome
Alexander McQueen embroidered silk chiffon cape, embroidered silk tulle gown and embroidered silk tulle bra, all price on request. Embroidered velvet platform sandals (just seen), £1,195. Harvy Santos feather, glass and gilt pastille headpiece, made to order, price on request. Chopard platinum, diamond and emerald Haute Joaillerie necklace, and Fairmined gold and diamond Green Carpet bracelet, both price on request Gladiator costumes courtesy of Angels Fancy Dress, London, and the Associazione Culturale Gruppo Storico Romano, Rome | Image: Damian Foxe
Ermanno Scervino crepe and pekan fur coat, £3,559, and lace dress, £3,928. Dries van Noten suede and leather shoes, about £580. Chopard white gold and diamond Haute Joaillerie necklace, and white gold, diamond, emerald and mother-of-pearl Happy Diamonds watch, both price on request
Ermanno Scervino crepe and pekan fur coat, £3,559, and lace dress, £3,928. Dries van Noten suede and leather shoes, about £580. Chopard white gold and diamond Haute Joaillerie necklace, and white gold, diamond, emerald and mother-of-pearl Happy Diamonds watch, both price on request | Image: Damian Foxe
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Lanvin silk georgette and crystal dress, £9,020. Belt and helmet, from Angels Fancy Dress. Chopard white gold, diamond and emerald  Haute Joaillerie earrings, and platinum, diamond and emerald Haute Joaillerie necklace, both price on request
Lanvin silk georgette and crystal dress, £9,020. Belt and helmet, from Angels Fancy Dress. Chopard white gold, diamond and emerald  Haute Joaillerie earrings, and platinum, diamond and emerald Haute Joaillerie necklace, both price on request | Image: Damian Foxe
Prada cotton poplin shirt, £535, silk faille skirt, £2,560, and leather belt, £355. Chopard white gold, diamond and amethyst Haute Joaillerie earrings, and white gold, amethyst, cabochon garnet, topaz, peridot, citrine and Iolite Haute Joaillerie bracelet, both price on request
Prada cotton poplin shirt, £535, silk faille skirt, £2,560, and leather belt, £355. Chopard white gold, diamond and amethyst Haute Joaillerie earrings, and white gold, amethyst, cabochon garnet, topaz, peridot, citrine and Iolite Haute Joaillerie bracelet, both price on request | Image: Damian Foxe
Bottega Veneta Lurex/wool top, £305, wool skirt, £5,795, and karung skin and tweed belt, £425. Dries van Noten suede and leather shoes, about £580. Chopard Fairmined white gold and diamond Green Carpet necklace, and rose gold, diamond and mother-of-pearl Happy Diamonds watch, both price on request
Bottega Veneta Lurex/wool top, £305, wool skirt, £5,795, and karung skin and tweed belt, £425. Dries van Noten suede and leather shoes, about £580. Chopard Fairmined white gold and diamond Green Carpet necklace, and rose gold, diamond and mother-of-pearl Happy Diamonds watch, both price on request | Image: Damian Foxe
Alberta Ferretti wool-mix coat, £1,445, silk top, £890, and matching trousers, £520.Chopard white gold, diamond and ruby Haute Joaillerie earrings, price on request
Alberta Ferretti wool-mix coat, £1,445, silk top, £890, and matching trousers, £520.Chopard white gold, diamond and ruby Haute Joaillerie earrings, price on request | Image: Damian Foxe
Valentino embroidered silk dress, £12,000. Céline calfskin sandals, £770. Chopard white gold, diamond and amethyst Haute Joaillerie earrings, and white gold, amethyst and tsavorite garnet Temptations necklace, both price on request
Valentino embroidered silk dress, £12,000. Céline calfskin sandals, £770. Chopard white gold, diamond and amethyst Haute Joaillerie earrings, and white gold, amethyst and tsavorite garnet Temptations necklace, both price on request | Image: Damian Foxe
Blumarine organza chiffon, chantilly lace and fox fur dress, price on request, and python and mink belt, about £480. Chopard gold, platinum, diamond, ruby, orange sapphire, amethyst and tsavorite garnet Temptations earrings, and rose gold, platinum, diamond, ruby, orange sapphire, amethyst and tsavorite garnet Temptations necklace, both price on request
Blumarine organza chiffon, chantilly lace and fox fur dress, price on request, and python and mink belt, about £480. Chopard gold, platinum, diamond, ruby, orange sapphire, amethyst and tsavorite garnet Temptations earrings, and rose gold, platinum, diamond, ruby, orange sapphire, amethyst and tsavorite garnet Temptations necklace, both price on request | Image: Damian Foxe
She wears Loewe leather corset, £1,195, and nappa leather and viscose skirt, price on request. Chopard white gold, diamond and ruby Haute Joaillerie earrings, and titanium, diamond and ruby Haute Joaillerie bracelet, both price on request
He wears La Perla cotton Club vest, £82. Ermenegildo Zegna cotton trousers, £325, and leather belt, £170. Turnbull & Asser silk jacquard braces, £115. Chopard rose gold LUC 1937 watch on alligator strap, price on request
She wears Loewe leather corset, £1,195, and nappa leather and viscose skirt, price on request. Chopard white gold, diamond and ruby Haute Joaillerie earrings, and titanium, diamond and ruby Haute Joaillerie bracelet, both price on request He wears La Perla cotton Club vest, £82. Ermenegildo Zegna cotton trousers, £325, and leather belt, £170. Turnbull & Asser silk jacquard braces, £115. Chopard rose gold LUC 1937 watch on alligator strap, price on request | Image: Damian Foxe
Schiaparelli Haute Couture silk satin crepe and velvet dress, price on request. Céline calfskin sandals, £770
Schiaparelli Haute Couture silk satin crepe and velvet dress, price on request. Céline calfskin sandals, £770 | Image: Damian Foxe
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