Posts tagged headdress
Posts tagged headdress
Portrait of a Woman, 1525, by an unknown German master
Unknown Woman, Possibly of the Stuyvesant Family by Unknown, 17th Century. Via the New York Historical Society (Click for more details about the portrait).
A good example of some of the HOLY WHOAFUS headwear of the 17th Century.
Evening Hat, 1920-1928, Cotton Felt, Machine Lace, and Metallic Wire, The Mint Museum
Did y’all miss me!? Sorry for the radio silence- I’ve been on vacation traipsing around North Carolina. One of the stops was at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, where they are doing an exhibit on historic costume. It was…ok. Some of the objects were wildly mislabled and they threw all kinds of crazy modern ribbons and trim and jewelery on the mannequins and gowns, but there was still some awesome stuff. Including this incredible hat! And they let you take pictures, which is always fabulous.
I’ll be posting more pictures of the costumes and accessories on my personal tumblr, thecityoftaylor.tumblr.com
18th Century Fashion Plate featuring la pouf
in Caroline Weber’s Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
Makes my neck tired just looking at it!
Headdress with leaf-shaped ornaments, 2600–2500 b.c.; Early Dynastic period IIIa; Sumerian style
Excavated at “King’s Grave,” Ur, Mesopotamia
Gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian
Wow- this is gorgeous! I am awed that things like this still exist!
Reassembled headdress worn by a minor wife of Thutmose III, ca 1479-1425 BC Egypt, the Met Museum
I’m not sure if the hair is original
Fancy dress hairstyles from Coiffure francaise illustrèe, 1911-1914.
I love these!
Street Scene by Georg Emmanuel Ortiz. The British Museum.
They don’t have many details about this print at the British Museum, but my guess is early 1820-1825, based on their clothing. Ortiz was living in Leipzig in the 1820s, so I think that this is in Germany. There are some wild pieces of headwear in this image, including the strange grey headdress on the girl in the short-sleeved spencer and the headdress of the woman directly behind her. Also, on the far left is a soldier wearing a very unusual helmet! I know very little about early 19th century German uniforms, so if anyone out there has more information about him, I sure would appreciate it!
‘A Burgundian Debate on Happiness’
The Débat de Félicité (Debate on Happiness) is typical of didactic texts written at the court of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, one of the most glittering courts in Europe. This elegant copy was made for Philip’s son Charles the Bold before he succeeded his father as Duke, and illustrates why Bruges book illustration was so popular. Here personifications of the Three Estates of medieval society, the Church, Nobility and Labour, each present their case before the Court of Sciences..
Charles Soillot, Le Débat de Félicité
Bruges, between 1464 and 1467
Purchased for the nation in 1831
Arundel 71, f. 24
© The British Library Board
When I was a little girl I was obsessed with those pointy “princess hats.” Now I just think about how uncomfortable they must have been to wear!
Costume Ball, Russia c. 1903. Click for Source.
I’ve always liked those headdresses!
A drawing by Albrecht Duerer of a woman in dancing (!) dress, 1500 Germany
I LOVE Duerer! His stuff seems so current, so real.
Mary, Lady Guildford
Hans Holbein the Younger the Younger
Saint Louis Art Museum
Madeleine of Burgundy Presented by Saint Mary Magdalene ~ Jean Hey, known as the Master of Moulins, c.1490
What an unusual and fabulous headdress! Perfect for bad hair days :)
Portrait of Jane Maltass (Mrs. Baldwin) (detail) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1782
Very interesting turban! I wonder if they had some connection to the Eastern world or if this is just showing the popular Turkish influence of the time. (And look at that necklace- drool!)
By P. Barbier. 1819
Oh and the embroidery on her bodice!