Category: Baroque

Spanish nobility in court dresses. Second third of the 16th century.

vertugado, Spanish, fashion, Court dress, nobility, Renaissance, costumes,

Time of the late Renaissance, the Thirty Years War, marked by the Counter-Reformation, with the associated dominance of the Spanish Baroque. Beret, cutlasses, buckled shoes, crinoline (Verdugado), ruff, gold and silver brocade.

Ninon de Lenclos. The Celebrated Beauty of the 17th Century.

Ninon, Lenclos, courtesan, salonière, Louis XIV, fashion,

Ninon de L’Enclos was a French liberal and educated intellectual, feminist, writer (La coquette vengée “The Flirt Avenged”) and lover of many also famous contemporaries. She was one of the outstanding women of the ancien regime, the participation in their Jours was a great society honor.