16th Century Collars

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1570 Venetian Noble Women at Age 18 by Giovanni Antonio Fasolo

ca. 1595 Catherine Killigrew by ? (Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service Lady Catherine wears ‘high’ Elizabethan dress with huge puffed sleeves and spiked hanging sleeves. Note the ‘folding’ fan she carries.

Portrait of Lady Diana Cecil by William Larkin, c. 1614-18

Elizabeth I Rainbow Portrait by Isaac Oliver (attributed)

Collar Edged with Bobbin Lace, Italian, 16th Century.

“Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria” (1606) Peter Paul Rubens

Portrait of Maria Serra Pallavicino by Peter Paul Rubens, 1606 Italy

Irregularly pleated linen collar, Northern Netherlands, c.1615-35 (via). “Early millstone ruffs were starched with regular pleats. This example, however, is looser and less tidy. It is of a type that was popular with young, fashionable men around 1615 to 1635. This is the only surviving pleated ruff in the world.” – Rijkmuseum website

Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Couture

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