Category: France

FRENCH FASHION HISTORY. Costume and fashion plates with descriptions between middle Ages, Directory, Regency, Empire and so called Flapper. Vintage Haute couture costumes.

Fashion in the Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1590 to 1614.

Henry IV, Louis XIII, france, fashion, history, costume, renaissance, baroque

Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1590 to 1614. French fashion history of the Renaissance and Baroque era. Vertugadins. Dress of Marguerite de France. Low-cut bodices. Spanish court dress.

Fashion in the Reign of Henri III. 1574 to 1589. Spanish court dress.

Fahion history, Renaissance, Spanish court dress, 16th century

Opposition to the laws of King Henri III. on dress — The wife of President N .— How both sexes evaded the edicts – Gowns from Milan — Mixture of masculine and feminine fashions —Rage for perfumes — Recognition of rank is demanded — Costumes worn at Cognac by Marguerite de Valois in presence of the Polish, ambassadors, and her costume at Blois — Brantôme’s opinion — Pointed bodices, puffed out sleeves, and “bourrelets” — Remarks on hair — Ridiculous dress of men — Poucet, the preacher — Satirical lines on Joyeuse — Witty remark of Pierre de I’Estoile — Starch used by Henri III. — Cushions.