European Costume and Fashion, 1490-1790

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Authoritative, exhaustive guide provides detailed descriptions and accurate representations of conventional early-16th-century fashions for women; doublets of mid-century; Spanish trunk hose and ruffs from the early 17th century; an early-18th-century cousin of the modern suit for men; along with cravats, parasols, bustles, grandiose coiffures, and more. 211 illustrations.

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Overview

Authoritative, exhaustive guide provides detailed descriptions and accurate representations of conventional early-16th-century fashions for women; doublets of mid-century; Spanish trunk hose and ruffs from the early 17th century; an early-18th-century cousin of the modern suit for men; along with cravats, parasols, bustles, grandiose coiffures, and more. 211 illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486423227
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 7/18/2012
  • Series: Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
  • Edition description: 2ND ED..
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION
PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION
INTRODUCTION
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF ENLGLISH AND FRENCH RULERS
I. THE ITALIANATE TENDENCY (1490-1510)
    Influence of the Italian wars on male dress
    "Variegated, tight hose"
    Small caps
    Broad toes
    Décolletage
    "Women's "conventual" fashions"
    "Beginnings of the "gable" and French hoods"
II. PUFFS AND SLASHES: THE GERMAN ELEMENT (1510-1545)
    Upper and nether stocks
    Flat caps for men
    Jerkins with pleated skirts
    Short doublets
    Splayed-out toes
    Slashing of sleeves and on thighs
    Points as fastenings and as ornaments
    Development of the women's hoods
    Women's gowns with funnel-like sleeves turned up at elbow
III. SPANISH BOMBAST (1545-1620)
    "Universal padding, busks and tight lacing"
    Trunk-hose
    "Ruffs, bands and whisks"
    The farthingale
IV. "LONG LOCKS, LACE AND LEATHER (1620-1655)"
    "The rise and decay of the "Van Dyke" fashions"
    The vogue of the boot
    And of lace and linen
    The fashion of long locks
    Buff-coats
V. "EFFECTS OF THE "GRAND RÈGNE" (1655-1715)"
    The reign of ribbon
    Rise of the periwig
    Origin of modern men's suits
    Cravats
    The steinkirk
    The fontange or commode
    "The apron, muff, parasol, etc."
    The bustle
    The apron
VI. "PANIERS, POWDER AND QUEUE (1715-1790)"
    The vogue of powder and queue
    The wide-skirted coat transformed into a tail-coat
    "The bag, pigtail and catogan"
    The Maccaronies
    The stock
    Decline of powder
    Re-appearance of the hoop
    Dairymaid fashions
    The bustle again
    Monstrous coiffures
    The sack of robe à la française
    The polonaise
    The caraco
    The calash and thérèse
PATTERNS
COSTUMES
ADDENDA
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX AND GLOSSARY
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