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Ancient Costume and Fashion History. Egypt, Greek, Roman, Amazon, Assyrian, MinoanPersian.

The French fashion history.

French fashion history

MerowingianCarolingian. Middle Ages. Burgundy court clothing. Renaissance. Baroque. Louis XIV. Louis XV. Louis XVI. The court of Marie Antoinette. French Revolution fashion. Empire costume period. Fin de Siècle. Art deco costume period.


THE GALLERY OF FASHION by Nicholas von Heideloff

England Georgian and early regency period costumes and fashion

Detail evening dresses. October 1796.

The famous English fashion magazine, THE GALLERY OF FASHION. Edited by Nicholas von Heideloff, London.  First released April 1794. It is considered one of the finest in the history of fashion magazines. In the following, the galleries are displayed as images overview.

Gallery of Fashion Vol. 1,. April 1794 To March 1795.
Gallery of Fashion Vol. 2,. April 1795 To March 1796.
Gallery of Fashion Vol. 3,. April 1796 To March 1797.


Romantic fashion era – 1815 to 1850

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 COSTUME OF TURKEY. Ottoman Empire Costume in 1800.

A dervish. Traditional sufi costume. Ottoman empire 19th century
A dervish. Traditional sufi costume. Ottoman emp... Read more
A Hamal or common porter. Ottoman Empire 1800.
A Hamal or common porter. Ottoman Empire 1800. ... Read more
Caftan of Sultan Bayezid
Turkish brocade caftan. Turkish brocade on silk... Read more
Costume of an Inhabitant of the Isle of Symi. Ottoman Empire.
An Inhabitant of the Isle of Symi (Sömbeki). S... Read more
A Bedouin Arab in the vicinity of Alexandria. Ottoman Empire.
A Bedouin Arab. Ottoman Empire 1800. THIS singu... Read more
The Chief of the Ulemas.
THE CHIEF OF THE ULEMAS or Professors of the law... Read more
Ottoman Empire. Turkish man from Mardin in 19th century.
Ottoman Empire. Turkish man from Mardin in 19th ... Read more
A TCHOCADAR. Ottoman Empire in 1800. If we limi... Read more


Traditional Clothing of Asia. With a focus on India, Japan and China.

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Paris fashion – Art deco period 1922

Les Créations Parisiennes. French Art Deco Fashion. 1920s. Flapper Costumes

Les Créations Parisiennes.

Les “Chapeaux du Très Parisien” 1921 Vol.1
Les “Chapeaux du Très Parisien” 1921 Vol.2

Les Collections de la rue de la Paix. Chapeaux Nouveaux.

See here an overview of the hat models of the First and Second Edition, including the original introduction, of the famous Paris magazine, Les “Chapeaux du Très Parisien”  from the 1920’s. Read More

Paris Art deco period 1929

“Les créations parisiennes. La mode est un art”.
Editors: Maggy Rouff and Germaine Lecomte.
Published: Paris 1929.

(Costume Description in French) 

Costume and Fashion history during the “Middle Ages”

Middle ages tournament. Knights in Armor. Renaissance soldiers.

Knights jousting tournament

Reign of Charlemagne – The women of the tenth century wear two tunics – Gothic period – A veil is obligatory – Charles the Bald – Agnes Sorel  – The Escoffion – The “hennin” gains the victory – Knights, Crusaders, Tournaments – The Court – Burgundian period 

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