In Broadway’s Cinderella, Santino Fontana as the Prince rides in on a horse wearing a full suit of armor and surrounded by armored soldiers.
William Ivey Long’s design for the Prince as illustrated in Cinderella’s souvenir program.
The connected suit of armor without gauntlets and greaves.
Breastplate, back detail. Embossed leathers are ornamented with metallic embroidered appliqués. The garment zips up the back.
Armor gauntlet gloves with knuckles of blocked metallic leather bonded to varaform gauze.
Side view of gloves, illustrating finger reticulation
Reticulated armor on boots with attached greaves that close with a hidden inseam zipper.
Prince’s upper body armor pattern with cauldron (shoulder) bands on top right, gorget (neck) rungs top left, breastplate in the center and peplum across the bottom (pattern is left half of the body, left side is center front).
Prince’s leg armor pattern with a couple sample faulds top left and codpiece top right, the three-part cuisse (thigh), the four-part poleyn (knee) and the five-part greave at the bottom.
Interior view showing strapping holding faulds, cuisse and codpiece.
Prince’s arm armor pattern with couter (elbow), top left makes cup of elbow and top right makes crease of elbow. The middle four pieces comprise the gauntlet with plates that extend onto the back.
Couter, side view
Mr. Fontana’s fitting, detail of breastplate, gorget and crown