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Fashion and costume illustrations of the Renaissance. Restored from various, rare sources. Renaissance (French for “rebirth”) describes a European cultural epoch mainly 15th and 16th century. The end of the era takes place in the early 17th century in Italy by the newly prominent baroque style.

Henry II. King of France.

Henry II. French king. Medieval fashion. Renaissance clothing. 16th century court dress

Henry II. of France 1519-1559

Henry II. of France 1519-1559.

Henry II (March 31, 1519 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, † July 10, 1559 at the Hôtel des Tournelles in Paris) from the House of Valois-Angoulême was from 1547 to 1559 King of France. Continue reading

Bourgeois women from Toulouse 16th century

Women from Toulouse in French renaissance fashion. medieval clothing. 16th century costume

Women from Toulouse 16th century

Bourgeois women from Toulouse in the fashion of 1538, renaissance period.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

Italian fashion in the 14th Century. Renaissance era.

Italian renaissance costume. 14th century clothing. Moda Rinascimento italiano.

Italienne au XIV Siècle

Italian to XIV Century.

Italian fashion in the 14th century. Woman in a costume at the time of the Italian Renaissance. Moda Rinascimento italiano nel 14 ° secolo. Continue reading

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.

16th century German renaissance costumes.

16th century German renaissance costumes. Nobility clothing.

German Renaissance costumes 16th century.

16th century German renaissance costumes.

Mode of German nobility and particans during the first third of the 16th century, to 1520th.
Upper half of the picture: German nobles. German patricians.
Lower half of the picture: German patricians.

“On the history of costumes”. Munich pictures sheets. Published by Braun & Schneider, Munich c.1858 -1898s.