The man and woman shown here are wearing typical ensembles of the Elizabethan era. The man is somewhat of a dandy. The woman is wearing a Spanish farthingale.
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The Elizabethan era is probably regarded by many as the most dramatic and colorful period in the history of western dress.
The hoop skirt in the age of the Spanish fashion (Renaissance) 16th century, in the age of rococo (Baroque), 18th century, crinoline fashion, 19th century.
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The Italian fashion in France. The collars of the dresses. Metal and wooden corsets. Display of fine lingerie. The passementerie works and laces. The rules of etiquette. The expansion of ruffs.
Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1590 to 1614. French fashion history of the Renaissance and Baroque era. Vertugadins. Dress of Marguerite de France. Low-cut bodices. Spanish court dress.
Fashion in the Reign of Henri III. Henri de Valois was from 1574 until his death in 1589 King of France and last king of the House of Valois.
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Britain, the Habsburg Empire and Germany oriented to continue the strict Spanish courtly dress.
The wars of religion — The fashions of Italy are brought across the Alps, and are welcomed in France — Effects of the expeditions into Italy — Articles from Venice and Genoa are very fashionable — A cloud of sugar-plums, and a shower of scents — Effeminate style of dress — Charles IX. and his Edicts against extravagant display — Fashion rebels against sumptuary laws — Women of high rank, bourgeoises, widows, and spinsters — Wedding dresses — Observations of a Venetian ambassador — “Corps piqué” — Drawers—Pain — Cosmetics — Breast mirrors, girdle mirrors — Court dresses — “Arcelets.”
The earliest queens of fashion — Mary Stuart’s costumes; her jewels — Description of bodices and sleeves of that period — Crosses — The “loup” or small mask — Coiffure “en raquette” — An anecdote concerning high heels — Regulations respecting fashion — Remark of a lady of our own day on distinctions in dress — Exordium of the Edict of July 12, 1549 — Maximum of marriage portions — The first knitted silk stockings.