The Epochs

St Justina of Padua, 1490s, Bartolomeo Montagna, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: Nina Möller
St Justina of Padua, 1490s, Bartolomeo Montagna, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: Nina Möller

Fashion is a fascinating story through the ages. It is social history that at all times reflects what was going on, culturally, politically, and economically. Even the first humans decorated their clothing with beads, demonstrating the human need for art and visual enjoyment. Through the ages, countless ideas became fashion, numerous styles succeeded each other in being en vogue and many techniques were developed to create these looks. Creative minds and skillful hands created these garments, one stitch at a time.

 

Each chapter begins with an introduction and is composed of a section of text each on Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Beauty, Hair, Jewellery and Patterns. You can find additional photos of garments and paintings below the text of each epoch.

Keywords: fashion, history, costume, Regency, Empire, Middle Ages, medieval, dress, gown, robe, Baroque, Rococo, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Tudor, epoch, Victorian, accessories, shoes, beauty, clothing, clothes, jewellery, patterns, painting, art, era, Lady Emma Hamilton, Marie Antoinette, Rose Bertin, hair, hairstyles, jewelry, Rokoko, Kleid, Kostüm


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