Lucrezia Borgia, duchess of Ferrara
Lucrezia was the beautifull and only daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, the Pope Alexander VI, and sister of the terrible (the devil on Earth of this period in Italy) Cesare Borgia, and the Giovanni and Giofre Borgia.
Very little is known about Lucrezia, even her role in the extent of her complicity in the political machinations of her father and brothers is unclear. They certainly arranged several marriages for her to important or powerful men in order to advance their own political ambitions. Lucrezia was married to Giovanni Sforza (Lord of Pesaro), Alfonso of Aragon (Duke of Bisceglie), and Alfonso I d'Este (Duke of Ferrara).
So she was a tool in her family as the many women of history. But Lucrezia was also one of the many who was misunderstood and misinterpreted by the history, since she was very inteligent and a great incentiver of artists, she helped make Ferrara (her final home as the "Good Duchess") a center for artists and writers.
Ok, she has many lovers, but in her time, who doesn't? And even the affairs with her father and brother never was confirmed, perhaps this was just one of many rumours of the enemies of her family.
Lucrezia was intelligent, spoke and wrote five languages (Italian, Catalan, French, Latin, and Greek) and was one the most beautifull woman of her time.
"Lucretia Borgia might correspond with the one derived from the documents of her time, which show her as an amiable, gentle, thoughtless, and unfortunate woman. Her misfortunes, in life, were due in part to a fate for which she was in no way responsible, and, after her death, in the opinion which was formed regarding her character." (Ferdinand Gregorovius, Lucretia Borgia p. 362)
The outfit is from the fresco of the italian painter Bernardino di Betto (Pinturicchio) in the Borgia's Apartments, Lucrezia Borgia as St Catherine of Siena, Vatican.
see the outfit: [link]
more about her: [link][link]
I'm thinking in make one outfit of the The Borgias series and the blue dress of cover of Milo Manara's Borgias... Well, we'll see XD