Culture, fashion and costume history from Antique to the 20th century. Extensive collection of rare illustrations & images.
Category Archives: Headdresses
Costume and Fashion History. Fashion plates of hats and headdresses from ancient to modern times. In particular, the hat fashion and headdress of the Middle Ages, the Rococo, Empire, the Victorian period and the first decades of the 20th century with selected examples of the art deco period.
Head-dresses of the ladies of the fifteenth century
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ELEGANCE and gracefulness, which had seldom exhibited themselves in the horned and peaked head-dresses of the ladies of the fifteenth century, began again to show themselves in the various headdresses of the beginning of the sixteenth. This was more especially visible in France, which country, then as now, took the lead in the fashions of dress.
Portrait of Isabella d’Este with the famous Capigliari headdress. Fragment (left and right cut). Isabella d’Este
Above: Portrait of Isabella d’Este in her sixties, by Titian. Originally, Titian painted between 1534 and 1536 a more aged Isabella, but she was so displeased with it that she made him repaint it so that she appeared forty years younger. The picture based on a sketch after a preparatory drawing that probably Lorenzo Costa had made after an oral description of her half-sister – without model session.