Tale as Old as Time…



Princess Valechan


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Other Credits

Model: Ilaria Mora

Outline the story …

Since I was a child I have always loved fairy tales. My mom told me a story every night. my favorite was beauty and the beast (Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve). And she still is. For this competition I wanted to be inspired by the fairy tale we all know. The main character is beautiful. A simple good and courageous girl. I tried to represent her purity and her way of being through the costume created. Trying to remember the era in which it is set. My fantasy has flown away. The dress presented is the country version. Before she meets the beast.

Outline the construction…

I used some cotton to give a poor version of the dress. The flowers are made with satin ribbon. The bustier has boning inside. My pattern is created directly on the mannequin with simple fabric. The flowers are handmade.




  1. Avatar Laura Holland on March 11, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I love how whimsical this is.

    • Avatar Valentina on March 12, 2021 at 4:58 pm

      Thank you so much!!!

  2. Avatar Rachael on March 12, 2021 at 12:51 am

    This is my favorite fairy tale. I was like “no, someone really did Belle!!!” This is perfect, well done!!

    • Avatar Valentina on March 12, 2021 at 4:58 pm

      Thank you so much!!!

  3. Avatar Gabrielle Amey on March 12, 2021 at 3:09 am

    It is straight from a story book…well done!

    • Avatar Valentina on March 12, 2021 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much!!!

  4. Avatar Amanda on March 13, 2021 at 1:16 am

    I love the little ribbon flowers!

  5. Avatar Carly Van Groeningen on March 13, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Beautiful and innocent, so lovely.

  6. Avatar Malin C Wikstrøm on March 13, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Stunning dress!

  7. Avatar Maeri Certo on March 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Very pretty– looks like a much nicer style of the movie version. 🙂

  8. Avatar Katie Hernandez on March 17, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Beautiful and elegant! I could see Belle wearing this as she tells Gaston off 🙂 I especially love the ribbon and flower accents.

  9. Avatar Kikkii von Fustian on March 27, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    I love the little colored roses, super cute details <3

  10. Avatar Nina Martin on March 30, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    All of this is wonderful, but I’m especially in love with your little handmade flowers! Beautiful!

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