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.
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Jun 21, 2011, 12:55 AM
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