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Sleeve puffs

The Sleeve puffs is sleeve supports, special pads on the sleeves to keep in shape. They gained popularity in 1820’s-1840’s. The pads were made of cotton or linen, stuffed with cotton wool, goose feathers or down.

Turban

The Turban has come into Western fashion from the East, since the time of the Crusades. But it was especially popular in fashion in the second half of the 15th century –

Choker

A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck. Chokers can be made of a variety of materials, including velvet, plastic, beads, leather, metal, such as silver, gold or platinum, etc.

Samovar

A samovar (ru: самовар; literally “self-brewer”) is a metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in Russia. Additionally, the samovar is well known outside of Russia and spread through the Russian culture to Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, the Kashmir region of India, the Middle East, Azerbaijan and is also known in some parts of Central Europe.

Fontange

The Fontange is a high headdress popular during the turn of 1680’s – 1710’s. Technically, fontanges are the assembly: bonnet with ribbon bows which supported by a wire framework called a commode.

Vertugadin

The Vertugadin or the farthingale is one of several structures used under Western European women’s clothing in the 15th – 17th centuries to support the skirts in the desired shape and enlarged the lower half of the body.

Place in art. Zaandam

Place in art. Zaandam (Netherlands) by Claude Monet (1840 – 1926). In early June 1871, Monet left London for the Netherlands and traveled via Rotterdam to Zaandam.

Zibellino

A zibellino, flea-fur or fur tippet is a women’s fashion accessory popular in the later 15th and 16th centuries. A zibellino, from the Italian word for “sable”, is the pelt of a sable or marten worn draped at the neck or hanging at the waist, or carried in the hand.

Chemise a la Reine

Chemise a la Reine (The Chemise Dress) In the 1780s, the Chemise Dress into fashion. A white сhemise, which was worn on underwear, a corset, skirts, or even on a naked body, everything depended on the courage of the fashionista.

What movies to see about

What movies to see, to immerse yourself in the era? Films for the atmosphere, inspiration. Films based on real events, film adaptations of books, legends and just a fantasy about the past.

Fashion accessory

Fashion accessory is a wardrobe detail, without which it is impossible to imagine of the era. Some accessories were practical, others covered up the flaws or simply made the outfit “decent”, and still others were just beautiful knick-knacks.