Italian fashion of the 16th century. Period of Henry III.
Fig. 2331. Shews a Neapolitan lady in full dress. A plaited ruffle surrounds the neck, a pearl neck lace comes down over the breast. An embroidered mantle folds and covers the arms, which pass freely through a vertical slit. One hand holds a handkerchief, and the other a fan made of ostrich plumes..
Fig. 2332. Also shows the back of a Neapolitan lady, more simply dressed.
Fig. 2333. Is a lady of Pisa in a rich and effective costume.
Fig. 2334. A Florentine noble man wrapped in a cloak which reminds one a little of the ancient chlamys.
Source: Modes Italiennes. Époque de Henry III. D‘Apres Jacques Boissard
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