Fashion in the Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1589 to 1643.
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Universal mourning on the death of the Guises; intolerance of showy dress — Vertugadins, “espoitrement,” “corps espagnole” — Diversity of colours — The pearls, jewels, and diamonds belonging to Gabrielle d’Estrees and to the queen — Dress of Marguerite de France — Low-cut bodices — Head-dresses of hair — Various styles — Venetian slippers — Edicts of Louis XII. — Caricatures: “Pompe funèbre de la Mode” — Words and fashions — Ribbons or “galants” — Dress of widows — “Demi-ceint” girdles — Gloves of all sorts – Patches — Masks; their use — “Cache-laid” — The Frondeuses — Mme. de Longueville.Continue reading →
While it has been maintained in France and Italy in the early 17th century in the courtly fashion color and a more convenient clothes style, Britain, the Habsburg Empire and Germany oriented to continue the strict Spanish courtly dress. A few years later with the enthronement of Louis XIV, France would be the leader in the European fashion. Baroque fashion period.
Large buckled shoe worn in the reign of Queen Anne
17th century large buckled shoe. Baroque fashion period.
THIS large buckled shoe was worn in the reign of Queen Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714), though, unfortunately, the name of its owner cannot be ascertained. The material is pink silk; the embroidery in silks and metallic threads is very rich, and the colours wonderfully preserved. The heel is of an immense height and breadth, and the toe so extravagantly pointed, that it must have protruded for a considerable distance beyond the foot.
17th century shoe of Lady Mary Mordaunt. Baroque period.
THIS shoe also belonged to Lady Mary Mordaunt. The material is the same as that of the black one, but its bright colour and elaborate gimp trimming transforms it into a smarter and more stylish shoe. The point of the toe is so extremely sharp and elongated, that it had to be well stuffed with cotton-wool to preserve the shape.