THL Magdalena Lucia Ramberti, known in the modern world as Christa Gordon, recently won acclaim by placing third in the Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge. Gordon explained her specialty, Italian Renaissance courtesan clothing, to reporter Claire Martin of the Denver Post. (slideshow)
A part-time teacher and SCA member, Gordon takes extraordinary care with the research and presentation of her garb. "It's really actually more comfortable than you think," Gordon said, modeling a stunning, exhaustively detailed set of the Italian Renaissance courtesan clothing she designed and sewed.