Frances Stewart was one of the great beauties of the Jacobean court, she was also the patron of Captain John Smith of the Virginia Colony.
The aristocracy’s costumes. Louis XIV in the fashion of 1660 and 1670. The fashion of long hair. The Rhine Count’s trousers. The court of Versailles.
THE Palace of the Luxembourg is situated in the Faubourg St. Germain, Rue de Vaugirard.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
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 1644. Matron, maid, citizen.
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.
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.
Examples of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.
Two woolen carpets of the “Terra di Lavoro”
French, Style Louis XVI. In the Chambre à Coucher, Palais de Fontainebleau, France. The Lyonnais Silk Hangings, designed by Philippe de Lassale.
The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty: 40 Projects for Period-Accurate Hairstyles, Makeup and Accessories by Lauren Stowell & Abby Cox.
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart & Susan North. From cut and construction to fabric and trimmings.
Timeless: Recreate the Classic Makeup and Hairstyles from 100 Years of Beauty by Louise Young & Loulia Sheppard.