Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Paper on extant 17th century garments

Stahlrose kindly provided me with a link to a paper about extant 17th century clothes in a private collection. It’s in German, which I don’t read, unfortunately, but it must be able to run it through some kind of translation. It’s interesting anyway, as there are patterns for the clothes as well as pictures! Very, very, nice! You can find the paper here, and it’s possible to download it.

Excuse me while I squee a little.

Ahem. I’m all right now. It makes me wonder how many extant garments there really are out there that we never hear about. I mean, how many of you know that there’s a rather big collection of men’s clothes from the 17th century in Stockholm?

Hmm, I really think I need a 17th century icon…

4 comments:

gentlewomanthief said...

Thanks a lot for the link - I'll have to give it a look and see if I can remember any of my GCSE German (not hopeful!).

I've always been a bit of a fan of Nell Gwynne and another 17th C woman whose name has jumped out of my mind ... hmm ... nope, can't remember! And the fictional Angelique, too, of course!

Isis' Wardrobe said...

I suppose that one can drag it through Bablefish or similar and at least get a gist of it.

I like Nell Gwynn. Actually I like Charles II too, he seems to have genuinely liked strong women in a time that most seems to have misogynist.

gees said...

Hi Isis, the paper you refer to is by the excellent german specialist Johannes Pietsch, who is also responsible for most of this book: http://www.abegg-stiftung.ch/e/publikationen/berichte/13.html . It too is in german but his chapters (the intro) come with an english translation. He also has a new book in preparation, called "Netherlandish Fashion in the Seventeenth Century", also to be published by Abegg.

Isis said...

Thank you gees!

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