German court costumes c. 1430. Fashion of wearing bells in this manner originated in Germany, and was one of the many fanciful details introduced at the time of Anne of Bohemia’s marriage in 1383.
GRANDE ROBE A LA FRANÇAISE. (Marie Antoinette). Great French dress, with a closed body. Court dress of Versailles during the reign of Louis XVI.
In the days of the Capetian Kings. Odette de Champdivers called La Petite Reine, was mistress of the mad French king Charles VI.
Gallic fabrics and embroideries. Gaul Plate 8.
Basch Tshaousch. Costumes of the Ottoman Court, 1850. Various Ottoman functionaries and military personnel in their traditional costumes.
Court Lady under the reign of Louis XVI, for the balls of the Queen (Marie Antoinette) in 1774, 1775 and 1776 adopted for the role of the Marquise de Lenoncourt.
A YOUNG DUCHESS. THIRTEENTH CENTURY. THE accompanying rich and elegant costume has been extracted from a picture by the Duc de Seyde, who died, in the flower of his… Read More
Miniature of the Breviary of Cardinal Grimani, attributed to Marciana Biblioteca of S.Marc, Venice. Fifteenth century.
Anne Dauphine of Auvergne
ABOVE all other periods in the history of England, that of the weak Richard II. was remarkable for the variety and gaiety of its fashions. The satirists and reformers of the day were zealous and loud in their outcries against the extravagance of the higher classes.