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Creating The Borgias

Ornately wrought and filigreed weapons were a sign of status and wealth.

A lethal dagger hidden in an ornate crucifix was designed for a pivotal scene in Season 3.

Intricately mechanized blades like this trident were used by the Borgias against their foes, depicted in Season 2.

Gold and silver coins recreate the currency of 15th Century Rome. Coins were carried in small silk and leather purses.

Women wore hairnets or snoods to keep their locks in place, often adorned with jewels and precious stones.

Gowns of upper class women were designed to highlight their bosom and showcase precious jewelry.

  • Debra Brown

    This is a very realistic show,excellent costuming ! Love it!!!

  • Lars Morgan

    I adore all the costumes and the detail work that has gone into each gown, and each doublet, and each everything! The dresses are wonderful, the Pope's outfits stupendous, and even the "scenery" people are wonderful to watch. Each time I watch an episode I go back and really watch the "scenery" people walking to and fro...just wonderful.

  • jeanette rozzi

    i agee totally

  • Valerie Delanoy

    Wow. Been watching free episodes and I'm hooked! Thinking of getting Showtime JUST for this show alone.

  • Lisa Meacham

    Am re-watching the entire series mainly to pause the DVR on the fabulous costumes. The intricacy of the women's gowns (Lucrezia, Giulia Farnese, etc.) is just stunning. The costume designer for this series is beyond talented and obviously paid great attention to detail. And money was apparently no object for the costume department!

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Lucrezia Borgia wore only the finest, most exquisite gowns. Her wardrobe has been meticulously recreated.

Many books and documents were still written by hand on parchment paper.

The Borgias were flashy - their wealth was often displayed in the form of exotic jewels and gemstones.

Lucrezia Borgia would have worn only the most elegant silk slippers upon her feet.

It was common practice among the upper classes to lavishly decorate their cooked food with feathers and fur.