1. Here is an incredibly rare extant silk gown, the type which would be worn over a jacket and petticoat, from between 1610 and 1615. The gown has a built in attachment designed for the support of the huge lace collars of the period.
As far as I’m aware this is one of the earliest surviving gowns in the world.

    Here is an incredibly rare extant silk gown, the type which would be worn over a jacket and petticoat, from between 1610 and 1615. The gown has a built in attachment designed for the support of the huge lace collars of the period.

    As far as I’m aware this is one of the earliest surviving gowns in the world.

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    Well I’m usually not too interested in pre-1700 fashion but this gown is pretty impressive! I wish I could see its...
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