Official mistress (maîtresse en titre) of Philippe II de Bourbon, duc d’Orléans (1674-1723), regent for the minor king Louis XV, and thus one of the most important persons in the Régence period.
German mercenaries. Historical clothing around 1620. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton, Sølve Sundsbø. Chanel: The Complete Collections of spectacular clothes by Patrick Mauriès. Tom Ford. 21st century glamour… Read More
Coiffure Louis XIV. Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie, duchesse de Bourgogne 1685-1712. Maria Adelaide of Savoy (French: Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie) (6th December 1685 in Turin; – 12th February 1712 at the Palace… Read More
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Françoise d’Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, briefly called Madame de Maintenon was the last mistress and in morganatic marriage, the second wife of Louis XIV of France.
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.
Élisabeth de Bourbon was a princess of France, as well as queen of Spain from 1621 to 1644 and queen of Portugal from 1621 to 1640.
Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, Mademoiselle d’Enghien, then Mademoiselle de Charolais, after her marriage Duchess of Maine (8 November 1676 in Paris; – 23 January 1753 ibid.), was a French high aristocrat.
Maria de’ Medici (1575-1642) was descended from the powerful and wealthy Florentine Medici family on her father’s side and, as the second wife of the French King Henry IV, had been Queen of France since 1600.
Thirty Years War weapons, armament 1600-1650. Arming in the 30 year war. Helmet, gloves and a musketeer rifle. The musket is shown in detail. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew… Read More
Ferdinand II, 1578−1637, Emperor of Germany. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton, Sølve Sundsbø. Chanel: The Complete Collections of spectacular clothes by Patrick Mauriès. Tom Ford. 21st century glamour… Read More