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Fashion under the Reign of Francis II. 1559 to 1560.

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Renaissance Fashion. Reign of Francis II. 16th century costumes. Nobility court dress.

Fashion under the Reign of Francis II. 1559 to 1560.

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.

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Francis I. 1515 to 1545. Renaissance fashion.

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Renaissance, fashion, Francis I, 16th century, costumes.

French Renaissance Costumes. History of Fashion. Reign of Francis the First

Fashion under the Reign of FRANCIS I. 1515 to 1545.

(French Renaissance costume period.)

The court of Francis I. — A speech of Charles V. — The king’s liberality — Order of the Cordelière — Word paintings of the fashions of the day, by Rabelais — Costumes of the seasons — Feather fans Sunshades — The ” hoche-plis ” or vertugadin — Mme. de Tressan saves her cousin’s life — Satires and songs — Mdlle. de Lacépède — “Contenances” — Silk shoes with slashes — Head-dress called a “passe-filon” — Increase of love of dress — The bean flower — Artistic head-dresses — Twists of hair called ratraprenades — Ferronières—Coaches in Paris ; their influence on the fashions.

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Renaissance dresses. Les modes de la renaissance.

Renaissance dresses. Robes. Les modes de la renaissance.

Dresses. Robes.

Renaissance dresses. 16th century fashion.

L’Histoire du Costume Féminin Français. Les Modes de la Renaissance de l’an 1461 à l’an 1574.  Paul Louis Victor de Giafferri.

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German Nobility fashion in 1570. Court dress 16th century.

German Nobility Baroque and Renaissance costumes. The Spanish fashion and court dress. Costume Designer ideas and research

German Nobility in court dress 1570

German Nobility fashion in 1570, 16th century.

Late Renaissance in the transition to the Counter-Reformation. Early Modernism, age of humanism. The Spanish fashion.

The man is wearing the typical, short, loose-fitting coat, called the Spanish cape, loose over his shoulders. This, a waist-length, quilted jacket with slit sleeves, which was called “goose belly”. A carefully pleated ruff, which is in the form of late no longer attached to the doublet, but is worn as a standalone fashion utensil. At this size, the shape of the collar was produced by wires and stiff linen, silk. High set Harem pants with a padded waist. Buckled shoes and stockings. On his head a little beret, a full beard. For this purpose, a long rapier.

The 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. She wears a Stuart hat, decorated with fine lace. The skirt is floor length and a short-term novelty at that time, in the form of the bustle or the later barrel Verdugado (guardians of virtue), bulked. She wears like the man a large ruff.

The cervical collar (also Fraise, millstone ruff) evolved as part of the clothing in the 16th Century from the the small fabric ruffle at the drawstring neck  pulled in frilly collar. The ruff was usually emerge from white linen, with a curling iron tubular romped (pipe collar) and partly very expansive (hence millstone collar). Especially under the influence of Spanish fashion the the Frill is an integral part of the clothing for both men and women.

French nobleman and nobelwoman 1550. French Court Dress

French Renaissance costumes. 16th century fashion

French nobleman and nobelwoman 1550.

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.

Fashion in Paris and London, 1780 to 1788.

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Robe a l’Anglaise 1783. French Rococo costume. Hairstyle Hoop skirt. 18th century clothing

Robe a l’Anglaise 1783

Fashion in Paris and London, 1780 to 1788.

LEGHORN CHIPS – THE ABOLITION OF THE HEAD-DRESS – THE CAUSES THAT BROUGHT IT – HAIR RESTORED TO ITS NATURAL STATE – HATS WITH IMMENSE BRIMS – THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE HEAD-DRESS – THE ORIGIN OF THE HOOPED SKIRT – THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE HOOPED SKIRT

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