Civil dress in Europe at the end of the late 15th century. Female and male hairstyles and headgear. Costume history of the Middle Ages. The time of Louis XII of France.
Fashion of the Italian Renaissance. Marriage of Boccaccio Adirmari with Lisa Ricasoli in 1420. Groom with the chaperon. Interior of the cell of the Dominican Savonarol
Anne of Cleves (1515 – 1557) was the fourth wife of the English King Henry VIII and was therefore Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540.
These bonnet and cap-like headpieces all originate from Old Russia and are peculiar to the Russian slaves. The specimens shown here come from the governorates of Novgorod, Kaluga, Tver and Kursk.
Young girl from Reykjavik, Island in festive dress. Farmer and girl in Sunday state from Dalarna County, Sweden. Young woman in summer costume from the Swedish province of Bleking. Family in Sunday state from the Parish of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden. Winter coat of sheepskin from the Swedish Sudermanland.
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 Italian fashion in France. The collars of the dresses. Metal and wooden corsets. Display of fine lingerie. The passementerie works and laces. The rules of etiquette. The expansion of ruffs.
Painting by Paolo Veronese. Venetian nobility at the second half of the 16th century. The ladies’ costumes belong to the period 1575-1585.
Tuscan and Venetian Ladies 1460-80. Unpublished paintings from the Libraries of Trieste, Venice etc.
The figures are all taken from fashion journals. The period includes the last period of the convent, the rule of the board of directors and the beginning of the consulate.