Lorenzo Costa, 1488: The Daughters of Giovanni II Bentivoglio and Ginevra Sforza (From the left: Camilla, Bianca, Francesca, Violante, Laura, Isotta, Eleonora) Cappella Bentivoglio, San Giacomo, Ferrara
Lovely Florentine ensemble including giornea (burgundy velvet overdress) and yellow gamurra and pin on brown sleeves
Northern Italian Art - Portia and Brutus 1486-90 Love the color combination, the proto-balzo, and the shot silk under gown
Italian Renaissance: Detachable Sleeves Guide.(This shape sleeve, but sewn together without lacing is one I've also seen in 14th century manuscripts - tight half way up forearm and then billowy to shoulder.)
Giornea (the surcoat like thing). It's interesting to see outfits that attempt to slim and obscure the figure, when fashion today puts such an emphasis on shaping the female form. This dress makes her flat as a board. The arms are also cool, as an aside, but I like sleeves that come up to the wrist / knuckes.