Chevau-légers. The Guard troops of the Ancien Régime.
The king’s guard. Sergeant in armor. 1560 to 1600.
Herald and lansquenet fashion 1510-1550.
Dresden, drawings cabinet. German Renaissance era 16th century.
French court dresses.
Renaissance fashion at the end of the 16th century
Gauntlets and gloves. England 16th century.
Tudor fashion era.
Fashion under the Reign of Charles IX. 1560 to 1574.
The wars of religion — The fashions of Italy are brought across the Alps, and are welcomed in France — Effects of the expeditions into Italy — Articles from Venice and Genoa are very fashionable — A cloud of sugar-plums, and a shower of scents — Effeminate style of dress — Charles IX. and his Edicts against extravagant display — Fashion rebels against sumptuary laws — Women of high rank, bourgeoises, widows, and spinsters — Wedding dresses — Observations of a Venetian ambassador — “Corps piqué” — Drawers—Pain — Cosmetics — Breast mirrors, girdle mirrors — Court dresses — “Arcelets.”
Fashion under the Reign of Francis II. 1559 to 1560.
The earliest queens of fashion — Mary Stuart’s costumes; her jewels — Description of bodices and sleeves of that period — Crosses — The “loup” or small mask — Coiffure “en raquette” — An anecdote concerning high heels — Regulations respecting fashion — Remark of a lady of our own day on distinctions in dress — Exordium of the Edict of July 12, 1549 — Maximum of marriage portions — The first knitted silk stockings.
German Renaissance Fashion in the 16th Century.
Top row left: Noblewomen and noblemen in Spanish fashion of the years 1565-1570 Right: Knight and General in armor and armament under Emperor Charles V,. German lady in the Spanish fashion of 1560.
Bottom row left to right: German nobleman in the fashion of 1570. Citizen of Nuremberg in festive costume from the year 1588. Right: Standard bearer and flutist in Spanish pants and doublet, ballad singer to 1570.
On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.