Marie-Antoinette as an example of elegance and extravagance as Dauphine and as Queen of France.
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
Belle Époque. Portrait of a Lady by Giovanni Boldini at l’Exposition universelle de Paris, 1889.
Anne of Cleves (1515 – 1557) was the fourth wife of the English King Henry VIII.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Fashion and costume history in the Reign of William II, called William Rufus. Medieval England Anglo-Norman 1087-1100.
Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea. This is probably the portrait painted in 1847, and exhibited at the Royal Academy the same year, the replica of which is now at Herbert House.
The early history of the Herbert family. William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Full length, standing, in black-slashed doublet and trunk hose, with short cloak. Tudor era. Wilton House Pictures.
Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619 – 1682), called Rupert the Cavalier, was Prince of the Palatinate from the house of the Wittelsbacher
Lord Russell, usually called Lord William Russell, son of William, Earl of Bedford, and Lady Ann Carr, daughter of Carr, Earl of Somerset.
PRINCE KUNG. Illustrations of China and its people: a series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented by John Thomson.
Men and women of her time raved about the beauty of Elisabeth, but were also attracted by her grace, charisma and the mysterious aura that surrounded her