Medieval-inspired dresses for statement eveningwear

Metallic embellishments and diaphanous fabrics juxtapose this season’s medieval influence. Photography by Damian Foxe. Styling by Raphaëlle Helmore

Aadnevik French lace and leather corset dress, £14,500. Akris silk-mix dress, £3,530. Velvet Eccentric bronze stone, lace and bead Valkyrie collar, £700. National Theatre Costume Hire fibreglass and leather arm armour, price on request. Percossi Papi gold, black coral, tiger’s eye, seed pearl and enamel Paper Knife pendant, €1,200. Slim Barrett silver armlets, £2,500 each. Lynn Ban black rhodium-plated-silver Dragon Spine Claw ring,  $3,500
Aadnevik French lace and leather corset dress, £14,500. Akris silk-mix dress, £3,530. Velvet Eccentric bronze stone, lace and bead Valkyrie collar, £700. National Theatre Costume Hire fibreglass and leather arm armour, price on request. Percossi Papi gold, black coral, tiger’s eye, seed pearl and enamel Paper Knife pendant, €1,200. Slim Barrett silver armlets, £2,500 each. Lynn Ban black rhodium-plated-silver Dragon Spine Claw ring,  $3,500 | Image: Damian Foxe

Louis Vuitton sequin embroidered cotton dress, £14,500, and metal Circle belt, £740. Southern Swords steel and leather sword, from £175, from Costume Studio. Steel and gunmetal shield, £204, from Guy Goodbody Props
Louis Vuitton sequin embroidered cotton dress, £14,500, and metal Circle belt, £740. Southern Swords steel and leather sword, from £175, from Costume Studio. Steel and gunmetal shield, £204, from Guy Goodbody Props | Image: Damian Foxe
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Dior silk dress, £13,000. Yunus & Eliza bronze and silver helmet, from £10,000. National Theatre Costume Hire fibreglass and leather arm armour, price on request. Amrapali gold, silver and ruby necklace, £7,728. Elie Top gold, silver, diamond, rock crystal and onyx Blazon Air/Terre necklace, $25,520, and gold, silver, diamond and onyx Armour Terre ring, $26,000. Percossi Papi gold, black coral, tiger’s eye, seed pearl and enamel Paper Knife pendant, €1,200
Dior silk dress, £13,000. Yunus & Eliza bronze and silver helmet, from £10,000. National Theatre Costume Hire fibreglass and leather arm armour, price on request. Amrapali gold, silver and ruby necklace, £7,728. Elie Top gold, silver, diamond, rock crystal and onyx Blazon Air/Terre necklace, $25,520, and gold, silver, diamond and onyx Armour Terre ring, $26,000. Percossi Papi gold, black coral, tiger’s eye, seed pearl and enamel Paper Knife pendant, €1,200 | Image: Damian Foxe
Tom Ford polyamide and goat leather caped dress, €6,990. Koche elastane and silver bodysuit, €1,250. National Theatre Costume Hire chainmail hood, price on request. From top: Harumi Klossowska de Rola gold and mammoth ivory Bos Taurus Indicus ring, price on request. Dubini silver Ancient Roman Constantine ring, £725. Elie Top gold, silver, diamond and green agate Seal ring, $8,680. Southern Swords steel and leather sword, from £175, from Costume Studio
Tom Ford polyamide and goat leather caped dress, €6,990. Koche elastane and silver bodysuit, €1,250. National Theatre Costume Hire chainmail hood, price on request. From top: Harumi Klossowska de Rola gold and mammoth ivory Bos Taurus Indicus ring, price on request. Dubini silver Ancient Roman Constantine ring, £725. Elie Top gold, silver, diamond and green agate Seal ring, $8,680. Southern Swords steel and leather sword, from £175, from Costume Studio | Image: Damian Foxe
Giambattista Valli embroidered cotton canvas dress, £1,950. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini polyester dress, £1,000. Velvet Eccentric filigree brass and faux amber face jewellery, £1,400. De Beers rose gold and diamond Talisman Medal necklace, £16,400. Van Cleef & Arpels gold and tiger’s eye Vintage Alhambra 20 Motif necklace, £14,300. Dubini gold, moonstone and Macedon coin Alexander the Great Medallion necklace, £4,680. Slim Barrett bronze and crystal Regal Filigree ring, £400
Giambattista Valli embroidered cotton canvas dress, £1,950. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini polyester dress, £1,000. Velvet Eccentric filigree brass and faux amber face jewellery, £1,400. De Beers rose gold and diamond Talisman Medal necklace, £16,400. Van Cleef & Arpels gold and tiger’s eye Vintage Alhambra 20 Motif necklace, £14,300. Dubini gold, moonstone and Macedon coin Alexander the Great Medallion necklace, £4,680. Slim Barrett bronze and crystal Regal Filigree ring, £400 | Image: Damian Foxe
Alexander McQueen silk tulle, sequin-embroidered and ribbon dress, price on request, embroidered leather ankle boots, £2,090, and antique silver choker, £1,120. National Theatre Costume Hire chainmail hood, price on request. Paula Rowan lambskin Lola 2 gloves, £1,584
Alexander McQueen silk tulle, sequin-embroidered and ribbon dress, price on request, embroidered leather ankle boots, £2,090, and antique silver choker, £1,120. National Theatre Costume Hire chainmail hood, price on request. Paula Rowan lambskin Lola 2 gloves, £1,584 | Image: Damian Foxe
Givenchy crepe envers satin dress, €19,000, Lycra and leather boots, €995, and leather belt, €590. Elie Top silver and labradorite Hexa necklace, $14,590. Venyx World rhodium, diamond, sapphire, amethyst and tsavorite garnet Rainbow Star ring, £5,350
Givenchy crepe envers satin dress, €19,000, Lycra and leather boots, €995, and leather belt, €590. Elie Top silver and labradorite Hexa necklace, $14,590. Venyx World rhodium, diamond, sapphire, amethyst and tsavorite garnet Rainbow Star ring, £5,350 | Image: Damian Foxe
Proenza Schouler studded cotton shirt and matching dress, similar styles available, price on request.  Slim Barrett silver Heraldic Cross pendant, £1,460, silver Heraldic Sword pendant, £2,200, and silver Tau pendant, £2,000. Shaun Leane black rhodium couture cuffs, price on request. Right hand: Yunus & Eliza silver and black diamond ring, £1,800. Left hand: Kasun sterling silver and rhodium-plated ring, £189. Southern Swords steel and leather sword, from £175, from Costume Studio
Proenza Schouler studded cotton shirt and matching dress, similar styles available, price on request. Slim Barrett silver Heraldic Cross pendant, £1,460, silver Heraldic Sword pendant, £2,200, and silver Tau pendant, £2,000. Shaun Leane black rhodium couture cuffs, price on request. Right hand: Yunus & Eliza silver and black diamond ring, £1,800. Left hand: Kasun sterling silver and rhodium-plated ring, £189. Southern Swords steel and leather sword, from £175, from Costume Studio | Image: Damian Foxe
JW Anderson macramé and sequin dress, price on request. Dior silk dress, £12,000. Una Burke vegetable tanned leather and brass Filigree bodice, £1,135 Noor Fares gold chain, price on request. Harumi Klossowska de Rola ivory and gold sacred ibis pendant, price on request, and gold Ocyurus Chrysurus ring (left hand little finger), €20,000. Shaun Leane gold vermeil couture cuffs, price on request. Right hand: Annelise Michelson gold plated bronze ring, €500. Elizabeth Gage gold, diamond and mandarin garnet ring, £19,200, and gold and diamond ring, £9,000. Left hand: Ara Vartanian gold, garnet and diamond ring, £5,200. Bibi van der Velden gold, mammoth tusk and pink sapphire ring, £6,180. Kasun gold plated silver ring, £280. Southern Swords steel and leather sword, from £175, from Costume Studio
JW Anderson macramé and sequin dress, price on request. Dior silk dress, £12,000. Una Burke vegetable tanned leather and brass Filigree bodice, £1,135 Noor Fares gold chain, price on request. Harumi Klossowska de Rola ivory and gold sacred ibis pendant, price on request, and gold Ocyurus Chrysurus ring (left hand little finger), €20,000. Shaun Leane gold vermeil couture cuffs, price on request. Right hand: Annelise Michelson gold plated bronze ring, €500. Elizabeth Gage gold, diamond and mandarin garnet ring, £19,200, and gold and diamond ring, £9,000. Left hand: Ara Vartanian gold, garnet and diamond ring, £5,200. Bibi van der Velden gold, mammoth tusk and pink sapphire ring, £6,180. Kasun gold plated silver ring, £280. Southern Swords steel and leather sword, from £175, from Costume Studio | Image: Damian Foxe
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