Germaine de Foix (1488-1538) by ? (location unknown to gogm)

Germaine married King Fernando after Isabel the Catholic died.

With the exception of of a big ruff and fully formed hanging sleeves, her dress has the elements of 16th and early 17th century dress - high neckline with a minimum ruff, a partlet (possibly part of her chemise), a square neckline, long over-sleeves that resemble what Russian aristocrats wore in the 1800s and 1900s, a vee waistline, and a conical skirt supported by a farthingale. The use of clasps to secure slashed sleeves would return through much of the 1600s.

Keywords:  Queen, Spanish, long frizzy coiffure, high enclosing neckline, ruff, partlet, bodice, square neckline, hanging sleeves, long false sleeves, cuffs, slashed sleeves, girdle, vee waistline, farthingale, necklace, clasps, handkerchief, regalia


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