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17teenth Century Women,s Fashion Plates | History of Fashion Design

17teenth Century Women,s Fashion Plates

callot1625c Plate by Callot of a French commoner, 1625

callot1630  Plate by Callot, 1630

1630saintigny 1630 French fashion plate

rabels Plate by Rabels

The Gallerie du Palais. In this plate by Abraham Bosse from 1636, it’s obvious that despite the 1633 edict against decorated lace-trimmed dress, the fashionable crowds are again thronging to the milliners stalls in The Palais Royal market.

English Winter dress of 1643 rendered by Wenceslas Hollar

whollar1643 Well to do Housewife of Hamburg, plate by Wenceslas Hollar, 1643.

English Fashon plate of Spring 1654, based on a hollar plate.

French lady in a Winter dress for 1677

Summer Dress of 1678

Lady in informal Winter costume of 1678

A Milliner’s shop, c. 1680 The items on display are all fancy items of men’s wear

“In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings” . Sir George Savile, ‘Advice to a Daughter,’ 1688

English lady of quality traveling the street incognito, 1689

1690arnoult 1690 French fashion plate by Arnoult

arnoult Another plate by Arnoult around the same time

Negligee, 1693

Outdoor dress with Steinkirk scarf, 1693


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