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17th Century Fashion
Gian Antonio Fasolo, Ippolito da Porto, later 16thC © Musei Civici Vicenza
attributed to François Clouet Portrait of a lady '1572(?) Marguerite de Valois by ? (location unknown) Marguerite de Valois wears a dress with a huge neck ruff and Elizabethan outer ruff in this portrait. Portraits of Queen Elizabeth dressed like this will appear later in this page. This, and the straight hair cause me to believe this may have been painted posthumously.'
I love her blue dress and the lovely dramatic black guards. And such a lovely little apron too. "Dame et Magnifico de Genes" Lady and 'Magnificent' of Genoa, Italy? D'Heere, Lucas. 1575, page 22 http://adore.ugent.be/OpenURL/app?id=archive.ugent.be:1EEACAD8-B1E8-11DF-966C-0D0679F64438type=carousel