German nobleman in spanish court dress in 1640.
While it has been maintained in France and Italy in the early 17th century in the courtly fashion color and a more convenient clothes style, Britain, the Habsburg Empire and Germany oriented to continue the strict Spanish courtly dress. A few years later with the enthronement of Louis XIV, France would be the leader in the European fashion. Baroque fashion period.
Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.