Fashion under the Reign of Henri III. 1574 to 1589.
Renaissance fashion in the Reign of Henri III. 1574 to 1589.
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Opposition to the laws of King Henri III. on dress — The wife of President N .— How both sexes evaded the edicts – Gowns from Milan — Mixture of masculine and feminine fashions —Rage for perfumes — Recognition of rank is demanded — Costumes worn at Cognac by Marguerite de Valois in presence of the Polish, ambassadors, and her costume at Blois — Brantôme’s opinion — Pointed bodices, puffed out sleeves, and “bourrelets” — Remarks on hair — Ridiculous dress of men — Poucet, the preacher — Satirical lines on Joyeuse — Witty remark of Pierre de I’Estoile — Starch used by Henri III. — Cushions.
14th century clothing in Italy. Second half of the XIV century.
Middle ages Burgundian fashion (Hennin, Escoffion, Surcoat, Cotehardie, Cotta).
Upper half of the picture: Admiral of Venice and noble squire. Neapolitan knight. Italian soldiers.
Lower half of the picture: Young Italian. Distinguished Italian woman. Woman of Siena. Young man. Senator of Rome. Noble Venetian.
French nobleman and nobelwoman 1550. French Court Dress 16th century.
The nobleman wears a typical element of the Spanish fashion, the short, loose-fitting cloak, called the Spanish Cape. This was not buttoned and was loose over her shoulders.
This he wears a waist-length, quilted jacket with a mandarin collar, which was called “goose belly”. It was closed by a central row of buttons. The sleeves are occupied by frill sleeves.
Harem pants with a padded waist high set. Buckled shoes and stockings. On his head a little beret and a beard. A long iron spike completes the appearance.
The nobel woman is in stiff corset bodice with drop waist. The narrow sleeves and collar are also completed by ruffles cuffs. The shoulders are padded bead. The style is worn high. The skirt is floor length and richly decorated. Forward it will be kept open so that the cone-shaped, stiff petticoat, which is also decorated emerges. This was the forerunner of the crinoline (Farthingale, Vertugado, Hoop skirt). A headdress she wears an ornate bead cap, called Escoffion.
She wears under the long skirt the Kothurne that shoes are made of wood or cork. The folds of the dress are over with hot iron and wire into shape.
The Spanish fashion. Late Renaissance costumes in the transition to the Counter-Reformation, early Baroque period.
French Fashion in the Middle Ages. Reigns of John II and of Charles V. 1350 to 1380.
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The States of Languedoc – A young French lady in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries – Low dresses – Saying of a mercer – Damoiselles – Garnaches and garde-corps – Le Parement des dames – Social distinctions – High character is worth more than gilded belt – Precious stones – The castles and other dwellings of the middle ages – Splendid furniture – Humble abodes of the poor – Evening assemblies. Continue reading →
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