History of Costume by Auguste Racinet. Costumes of the nobility in the time of Henry IV of France. 16th, 17th century. Court Toilets & Ceremonial Robes.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
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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.
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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.
The picture is one of the most precious ornaments of the Academy of Fine Arts at Pisa.
Miniature of the Breviary of Cardinal Grimani, attributed to Marciana Biblioteca of S.Marc, Venice. Fifteenth century.
Anna Dauphine d’Auvergne (1358 – 1417) Countess of Forez, Comtesse de Montpensier