New! Historical Princesses by Claire Hummel

Historical Princesses is a series by talented artist Claire Hummel.
Claire portrayed each disney princesses in their hypothetical historical context, the illustrations are the result of a wise and accurate research on the history of costume and below each of them you can read the comment of the artist. (See the other Princesses below)

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“Frozen is purportedly set in the 1830’s-40’s, but I’ve been obsessed with finding a style that could marry her coronation gown with her ice gown more seamlessly; the open robes you see during the Regency era, including those being worn by Scandinavian royalty at the time, seemed a particularly apt analog for her… weird underarm-cape.  Thing.  You also see her mom wearing something very similar for something like ten years, so it’s not a huge stretch to think it could be a popular look in Arendelle.  THAT’S MY EXCUSE.

I initially designed this for her coronation, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to explore how that same silhouette might work with her ice gown as well.  Someday, theoretically, I would love to do a more literally iced-up version of her gown, but I figured the alternate colour way would be a nice middle ground to strike.”

Historical Princesses by Claire Hummel 
To see the full view of the other Princesses click Here.








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3 Responses to New! Historical Princesses by Claire Hummel

  1. just a dad says:

    These are great!


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  3. Jocelyn Wang says:

    I also thought that Frozen was during the Regency era too! Originally in Frozen, Elsa’s train on her ice dress was a distinct trait of Regency fashion(apart from the empire-waist, round and slim sleeves). Hans ensemble looks a bit Mr. Darcy-ish( not exactly Georgian).As for the ballroom paintings(which were late 18th century) , plus the 13 years span throughout the movie points around the Regency(1811-1820).
    PS: Before I discovered your portraits,I was actually hoping someone actually did an accurate period portrayal of the Disney princess gowns. For most Disney princesses movies, my guesses nearly matched yours(except for Arial—her particular era was a little difficult). Keep up the drawings:)!


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