Mantua, 18th century (probably 1740-60) From Christie’s
These are fantastic examples if the director decided to go for a more serious view of the play. There is no distracting colors and they look regal.
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1675-1685 French Fashion plate "Recueil des modes de la cour de France, 'Fille de la Charité Seruant les Malades'" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Early 17th Century Hollar etching of an English Country Woman. Looking at other Hollar etchings of 17th century style, the higher the class the more fashionable the clothing. Provincial and lower classes clothing reflect style conventions of an earlier time.
Extant Clothing - Woman's Coat (Zimarra). Circa last quarter 16th.C. to 1st. quarter 17th.C.
Coat and wig-bag 1795
"The Habit of an English Gentleman",1666 satire on excesses of fashion
Lady with high neck wrap. Hollar. Neckerchief with deep lace edge and plain Apron.
Also from Theatrium Mulierum 1643 by Hollar, this is a younger girl also dressed in good quality simply cut clothes. A linen coif edged with lace and folded back to show a fringe of hair on her hea…