George IV as Prince of Wales 1762–1830.
During the reign of Henry VI. a reticulated headdress of a different shape was worn. It was in favour in France from about 1410 onwards. Headdresses of the 15th century.
Shuja Shah Durrani as Emir of Afghanistan in the Bala Hissar (fort) of Kabul. Shauh Shujau ool Moolk (the brave King of the Universe), was a younger son of Timoor,… Read More
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Drawings by Averil Mary Burleigh (1883-1949) ” A Stately Measure, His Majesty and The Festival.”
Portrait of Lavinia Biglia by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz. Portrait of a lady of the Pallavicini family. From the painting by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz 1553-1608. Elizabethan court dress. Queen… Read More
Henry VI, (1421 – 1471) was the last king of England from the house Lancaster. The house Lancaster is a side line of the House Plantagenet and an English royal dynasty.
Three of the figures here represented are taken from the magnificent manuscript of the Romance of the Rose
Christine de Pizan presenting her manuscript against the Roman de la Rose to Queen Isabeau of Bavaria, France c. 1410 – c. 1414.
Margaret of Anjou. She is dressed in a rich flowing robe, with a chain of gold round her neck. The lady kneeling behind the queen, who has also a chain of gold, is identified by tradition with the Duchess of Buckingham.
The earliest queens of fashion — Mary Stuart’s costumes; her jewels — Description of bodices and sleeves of that period — Crosses — The “loup” or small mask — Coiffure “en raquette” — An anecdote concerning high heels — Regulations respecting fashion — Remark of a lady of our own day on distinctions in dress — Exordium of the Edict of July 12, 1549 — Maximum of marriage portions — The first knitted silk stockings.