The aristocracy’s costumes. Louis XIV in the fashion of 1660 and 1670. The fashion of long hair. The Rhine Count’s trousers. The court of Versailles.
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Costume de Prince en 1670. Costume de demoiselle d’honneur en 1661. Reign de Louis XIV.
Baroque aristocracy costume. German man of rank in the garb 1670-1680. 17th century Louis XIV fashion. Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.
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Chapeau de satin blanc, Chapeau de paille rose avec liséré noir, Grand chapeau de feutre blanc. Les Modes sous Louis XIV 1643-1715.
English fashion in the 17th Century. Top row left to right: Anna, Countess of Chesterfield 1640. Gentleman of the court of Charles II 1665. Duke of Newcastle 1646. Right: William… Read More
Fashion of the Baroque era. Hedwig Sophie, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Holstein. Françoise Marie de Bourbon
Farmer’s wife. Woman in winter habit, mourning clothes. Tower keeper. Bridegroom, Virgins.
Prince, Règne De Louis XIV, d’après Vauder-Meuleu, 1670. “Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin.