Berengaria (Loretta Young)
Medieval wedding gown with pearls
Item # D0216
This off white silk and velvet medieval style wedding gown was worn by the character Berengaria, Princess of Navarre portrayed by legendary screen actress Loretta Young in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1935 motion picture classic “The Crusades” also starring Henry Wilcoxon as Richard, King of England. The actress wore the garment during the wedding sequence in which Berengaria is slated to marry Richard for political reasons. When the groom fails to appear she is humiliated and instead is forced to marry his sword as a proxy for the sake of the ceremony. The garment is in good condition with some discoloration due to age and some of the pearl details are missing or have been replaced over the years. This gown was acquired directly from Paramount Studios and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity. “The Crusades” was nominated for an Oscar in 1936 for Best Cinematography. Presented by The Golden Closet, your premiere source for screen used wardrobe, props, and entertainment memorabilia.