Tag: Grand Tour

The Grand Tour, also known as the Cavaliers’ Tour, was the name given to an obligatory journey undertaken since the Renaissance by the sons of the European nobility, later also by the upper middle classes, through Central Europe, Italy, Spain and also to the Holy Land. In England in particular, the Grand Tour found rich literary expression in the 18th century.

Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com