Lucrezia Borgia: Lucrezia (2008) Renee Fleming as Lucrezia Borgia at the San Francisco Opera. The costume was first created for the Washington National Opera production. John Pascoe’s costume rendering for Renee Fleming as the title character, in Act III of Lucrezia Borgia at the Washington National Opera Caped armor built as a boned bodice Wet leather is blocked over a dress form to mold to a torso quadrant. Blocked metallic leather dries overnight Variform gauze is blocked on custom carved bust cups, then removed. The Borgia family crest is created with twisted leather, studs, findings with a center front zipper for on-stage removal. The faulds that hang from the bodice are polyethylene plastic bonded to leather and lined in ultra suede. Chemise for Lucrezia Borgia, folded and held in place under the armor to be revealed when unzipped.