Category: Europe

Fashion and Costume History of Europe.

Opus Anglicanum. The Syon Cope. Ecclesiastical needlework.

Syon Cope, Opus Anglicanum, ecclesiastical, needlework, middle ages,

The Syon Cope.
A fine example of the ecclesiastical needlework for which England was noted in the thirteenth century; presented to the Duke of Northumberland by refugee nuns from Portugal, to whose convent it belonged, and whom he sheltered at Syon House during the Continental troubles of the early nineteenth century.

The fashions of the end of the 18th century. After German Journals.

Auguste Racinet, fashion, costumes, Empire, Regency, modes

All the figures on this panel show the predominant influence of the English-French fashions of Louis XVI’s time. History of the costume in chronological development by Auguste Racinet.