Tag: Pictorial

Italian fashion history of the 14th and 15th century.

Medieval Italian 14th century clothing

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.

The Days of the Directoire. Costumes under the French Revolution.

Public audience, directory, Directoire, Revolution, costumes,

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.