That is my own favorite costume. Her dressing gown was a reversible robe: velvet on one side and a chenille bedcover that I bought on eBay on the other! The queen wasn’t mentally ill, but she was depressed, so she spent an awful lot of time in her bedroom, miserable. I thought, “She’s a queen, she’s miserable, she doesn’t want to get dressed — what shall I put her in?” When you’re depressed, you wear your pajamas all day. So I wanted the contrast of this robe to everything else when she does have to dress up.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times