Picture above: Burgundy and German fashion 1550. First half of the XVI. Century. Top row left: Burgundian court dress. Right: German court dress. Bottom row left to right: German patricians. Right:… Read More
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.
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On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Published by Braun & Schneider, Munich c.1858 -1898s.
Renaissance costumes of German scholar and citizen. German mountain with snow rime.
German mercenaries. German farmers.
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On the history of costumes. Last third of the XVI century. Münchener Bilderbogen
German Medieval costumes 14th Century. Top row left: Knightly costume second half of the 13th Century. Günther von Schwarzburg. Nobles lady. Roman King 1349. Right: Count to Orlamünde middle of… Read More
French men and women’s clothing of the years 1460-1480.
German costumes 16th century Top row left: Woman from Rostock. Councilor and wife from Wismar in 1590. Man from Dithmarschen. Right: Men and women in the costumes of Pomerania. Bottom… Read More
16th and 17th century costumes. Dutch, Bohemia, Spain, England, France, Poland. Top row left: Clothing of a sailor woman from Holland in 1640. Clothing of a woman from Amsterdam. Dutch woman… Read More
Costumes from Friesland in the 16th Century. Top row left to right: Citizens in the clothing of Dithmar in 1590. Man in clothes of Eiderstedt. Right: Woman in the dress… Read More
English Baroque fashion in the 16th and 17th Century. Top row left: Distinguished Women from London in the Spanish Baroque fashion of the year 1590. Right: London merchant and merchant’s… Read More