Princess Ann gives a formal reception in Rome, wearing a floor-length evening gown with small train. Its restrictive design provides a visual metaphor for the Princess’s life- the dress looks uncomfortable and hard to move in (although Audrey is her usual graceful self in it)!
Making an entrance:
The bodice of the dress has a wide collared off-the-shoulder neckline.
The waistline is shaped up to a point at the centre front, and is lower at the back. Audrey also wears a royal sash across the bodice, and an ornament/brooch which is presumably meant to be some kind of royal “order”.
Personally I think the two bows on the collar are just too much:
The back from a distance- yards and yards and yards of skirts!
As Audrey tries to reclaim a satin pump she’s kicked off, we see the petticoats that give the dress structure (assuming that this is not a shot that has been carefully created without using the actual dress!).
The back in close up- and a nice view of the fabric which appears to be a kind of silk damask. Note also Audrey’s coronet of plaits, into which her tiara is secured, and the elegant necklace back. Oh, and there’s a zipper in the dress at the centre back: