European Costume and Fashion 1490-1790

Kelly, F.M., R. Schwabe

Paperback. 300 pp. Richly illustrated in b/w. Dover Publishing 2002.

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.

An invaluable section on costume patterns, especialy useful to community theatregroups and pageant directors, is also included, as is a chronical table of French and English rulers.

Reprint of Historic Costume: A Chronicle of Fashion in Western Europe 1490-1790, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929.
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