Fashion end of the 17th and early 18th Century.
Top row left: court dress of Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Orleans, 1702. Palace Guard, called la manche, under Louis XV. of France, 1724.
Top right: Marie Anna of Bavaria as Crown Princess of France. Court costume 1679. Young elegant man in 1670.
Bottom row left: Hedwig Sophie, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Holstein in 1700. Elisabeth of Brunswick 1707.
Bottom right: Duchess of Portsmouth 1694. (Miss of Keroul). Maria Anna of Bavaria 1694. French palace guard in 1670.
Source: On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.
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)