Republican Rome 500 BC – 30 BC.. The costume of the Roman women are very much like the Greek dress.
Roman Republic 500 BC. – 30 BC. A senator’s toga. The Paenula. A stripe, or clavis, down the center of the tunic, marks the wearer as a senator.
The early toga. This earliest model is probably the shortest and widest example of the semicircular or half-moon-shaped togas.
Marie-Antoinette as an example of elegance and extravagance as Dauphine and as Queen of France.
Tuscan and Venetian Ladies 1460-80. Unpublished paintings from the Libraries of Trieste, Venice etc.
Iconographie générale et méthodique du costume du IVe au XIXe siècle.
Italian soldiers in Mi-Parti fashion. Renaissance clothing from Venice and Lombardy at the beginning of the 16th century.
Great Days of the Revolution. Fashion under the French Revolution & Directoire Period 1789 to 1802.
In the fifteenth century Italian dress exhibited the same variety as that of France, England, and Germany. In Italy, as in other countries, numerous enactments were promulgated with the object of restraining the ever-increasing luxury in attire, but these were just as unsuccessful in Italy as elsewhere.
Costume under the Revolution; Versailles no longer the arbiter of the mode – Anglomania, “Anticomania,” Rousseau, and a “return to Nature ” – Blonde perukes – Dresses à la Flore, à la Diane, etc. – The classical cothurnus; the “balantine ” – Pink silk tights and gauze veiled nudities – Impossibles and Incroyables; masculine dress à la Anglaise – Official costumes of National Representatives and of Directors – Barras’ little joke – A lady on contemporary fashions in Paris.