Fashion under the Reign of Henri III. 1574 to 1589.
Renaissance fashion in the Reign of Henri III. 1574 to 1589.
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Opposition to the laws of King Henri III. on dress — The wife of President N .— How both sexes evaded the edicts – Gowns from Milan — Mixture of masculine and feminine fashions —Rage for perfumes — Recognition of rank is demanded — Costumes worn at Cognac by Marguerite de Valois in presence of the Polish, ambassadors, and her costume at Blois — Brantôme’s opinion — Pointed bodices, puffed out sleeves, and “bourrelets” — Remarks on hair — Ridiculous dress of men — Poucet, the preacher — Satirical lines on Joyeuse — Witty remark of Pierre de I’Estoile — Starch used by Henri III. — Cushions.
14th century clothing in Italy. Second half of the XIV century.
Middle ages Burgundian fashion (Hennin, Escoffion, Surcoat, Cotehardie, Cotta). Upper half of the picture: Admiral of Venice and noble squire. Neapolitan knight. Italian soldiers. Lower half of the picture: Young Italian. Distinguished Italian woman. Woman of Siena. Young man. Senator of Rome. Noble Venetian.
French Fashion in the Middle Ages. Reigns of John II and of Charles V. 1350 to 1380.
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The States of Languedoc – A young French lady in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries – Low dresses – Saying of a mercer – Damoiselles – Garnaches and garde-corps – Le Parement des dames – Social distinctions – High character is worth more than gilded belt – Precious stones – The castles and other dwellings of the middle ages – Splendid furniture – Humble abodes of the poor – Evening assemblies. Continue reading →