мода при дворе Людовика XIVThe Board of the French king Louis XIV, known in history as the sun king, continued 1643-1715. The decade that it has captured, blossomed frivolous, whimsical fashion at the court of Louis XIV, which denied the canons of the past, while insisting on the necessity of idleness and widespread splendor. Until toyed with the king, his court was not behind – the end of the XVII century in France has become a landmark of luxury, which is considered a good form, and everything else is denied as a manifestation of boredom and mediocrity.


New style

The first half of the XVII century for Europe marked by bloody thirty years war, which lasted from 1618 to 1648 year. This period retained many of the traditions of the previous centuries, when reigned Gothic and monotone tissues, but gradually female and men suit moved in complexity and greater solemnity. Appeared lace collars, shoes began to decorate ribbons tissues appeared embroidery, which seems to be forgotten in the middle Ages. This fashion revolution occurred in the period, when the throne rose, Louis XIV, rather, when he was out at the tender age at which became a French ruler.

The epoch of Louis XIV is the flowering of Baroque. In translation from Italian barocco is a «quaint», «prone to excess», and this term is most vividly describes the costumes of the time. Due to the splendor, which was typical of the style of the Royal court, the French fashion drew the attention of the whole of Europe. The French with their usual persistence and exquisite taste, adapted they already know Spanish motifs in a suit to its national fashionable images, showing the world a new style with incredible ease and lightness.

The last were the result of a combination of light pastel in clothes made of noble fabrics, which was decorated with numerous lace and ribbons, creating the impression of gaiety, of idleness and ease. Time passed heavy velvet and metal accessories, which позвякивали mods bygone times. Introduced a new fashion, чествующая curvy shape and excesses.


New male image

The main transformation male appearance was that was raised line of top coat, which is now no secret of his pants. Shocking fashionable novelty of the French court steel pants, knee were very lush, reminiscent of the women’s skirt. Men still wear silk or woolen stockings and shoes with heels and pointed toes, decorated with ribbons. The suit was richly decorated lace, frills, ribbons, stressing the superiority of its owner, who was to compete in the luxury with the rest of the court.

At the end of XVII century there was a жюстокор – new coat buttoned adjoining silhouette that extended down and the length reached the knees. Жюстокор worn only by members of the nobility.


Changes in female attire

In the women’s locker room was not such evolutionary turns. Ladies wore first bottom shirt, then her skirt and bodice. Top clothing served cotta, on which they put распашное dress. The female costume of this era had many layers, and one of the innovations of a lady’s wardrobe was detachable skirt, too wing, which has a train, the length of which can be easily determine the social status. Neckline now it was not too deep, but richly embellished. Waist necessarily pulled together suffocating corset lace-up boots. In General, a woman’s dress was decorated on the top front of the bodice dresses like his sleeve, were loaded with ribbons, bows, ruffles, fine draperies. Shoes with pointed toes were on a dangerous French heels, curved and requires great caution not only dancing, but when walking.


A new word in the art of hairdressing

Hairstyles, both women and men were equally non-trivial and bulky like clothing, fixing used a wire frame designs. Often at the court were of curly powdered wigs, women decorated with ribbons. On top of hairstyles rose hats, women and men were in a similar style. Hats had direct tough field and were decorated with lush ostrich feathers.

No one dared contradict the Royal tastes in clothing, dressed as a monarch, meant accept his will, to show obedience and faithfulness.

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