Category Archives: France

FRENCH FASHION HISTORY. Costume and fashion plates with descriptions between middle Ages, Directory, Regency, Empire and so called Flapper. Vintage Haute couture costumes.

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

Henry IV at the battle of Ivry. 14 March 1590. Huguenot. Wars of Religion. Renaissance costume history. Military Uniform 16th century

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry: “Stand with my white plume”. March 14, 1590.

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

King Henry IV indicating its white plume at the Battle of Ivry on March 14, 1590.  “Stand with my white plume”. Henri IV à la bataille d’Ivry: “Ralliez-vous à mon panache blanc”

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The king’s guard. Chevau-légers.

Chevau-légers. 16th century military. Renaissance soldier. French Cavalry uniform

Chevau-légers. Light horsemen. 1560 to 1600. The custody of King Henry IV. Sergeant in armor.

Chevau-légers. The Guard troops of the Ancien Régime.

The king’s guard. Sergeant in armor. 1560 to 1600.

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Gendarme of France in 16th century.

French Gendarme. Baroque military uniform. 16th century. children of honor. First company.

A Gendarme in 1593. Gendarme of the first company of children of honor in 1596.

Gendarme of France in 16th century. Baroque fashion.

A Gendarme in 1593. Gendarme of the first company of children of honor in 1596.
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Equestrian Portrait of Henry IV.

Henri IV, Equestrian Portrait. scepter, hat, scarf, weave, fashion, baroque, 16th century, King of France

Equestrian Portrait of Henry IV in 1596 on horseback.

Equestrian Portrait of Henry IV in 1596 on horseback, aged 45. King of France.

According to Thomas de Leu. Drawing Chevignard. (1553-1610)
Jean-Louis-Joseph-Camille (Engraver)
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Bourgeois of Paris in the 16th century.

French Bourgeois costume. Renaissance mode. 16th century fashion.

Bourgeois of Paris in the 16th century.

Bourgeois of Paris in the 16th century.

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Marie de Medici in widow costume.

French Court Lady. Marie de Medici as widow. Gentleman ostume. Baroque fashion history

Court Lady. Marie de Medici as widow. Gentleman, 1620.

Court Lady. Marie de Medici as widow. Gentleman, 1620.

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Woman of Bayonne. Region Aquitaine.

Renaissance fashion history. Bayonne Woman. Region Aquitaine. 16th century costume.

Woman of Bayonne. Region Aquitaine. 16th century costume.

Woman of Bayonne. Region Aquitaine. 16th century.

According to an engraving of the French National Library.

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Renaissance court costume.

Renaissance court dress. 16th century fashion. costume history

Gentleman of the court of Francis I.

Renaissance court costume.

Gentleman of the court of Francis I. 16th century

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Bodyguard of French king Francis I.

Bodyguard costumes. French king Francis I. Renaissance fashion history. Military uniform.

Bodyguard of French king Francis I. 16th century.

Bodyguard of French king Francis I. 1515 to 1545. Renaissance.

According to a miniature of the time by Gaignièrs.
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Fashion portraits of the 16th century.

Fashion portraits Renaissance fashion history. 16th century costumes.

Renaissance fashion portraits. 16th century.

Fashion portraits of the renaissance, early baroque.

Portraits of Pied D’Antoine de Saint-Chamand, Lord of Mery, a incnonnue lady and Henry IV before 1600. According to the Compendium of Gaignières.
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Marchand of brushes. Boilermaker. 16th c.

Marchand. Boilermaker. Renaissance costumes. 16th century clothing.

Marchand of brushes. Boilermaker. 16th century.

Marchand of brushes. Boilermaker. Reign of Henry IV.

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