Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola who became famous as a soldier, was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).
German baroque fashion in 1644th. Matron, maid, citizen. The history of costumes. Hundredth sheet. 17th century. By G. Häberlin. Germany. Munich picture sheet no. 1161. Source: Munich picture sheet 1848 to… Read More
THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
Example of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.
REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY 1685-1700 Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
Woolen carpets of Terra di Lavoro, 18th century. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
French, Style Louis XVI. In the Chambre à Coucher, Palais de Fontainebleau, France. The Lyonnais Silk Hangings, designed by Philippe de Lassale.
Costume of London 1640 A Nobleman and a Lady. Baroque fashion. England Stuart period. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
This plate represents a soft brocade gown which was brought from England to the Barbadoes Colony in 1685.