Hole in the Clouds

Tag: (Engravings by Denis Boutemie; h/t BibliOdyssey)

Fantastic Headdresses

Aug 5, 2012

Back in the year 1638, in the colonies that would eventually become the U.S. of A., Massachusetts Puritans were busily banning Anne Hutchinson and Swedish Lutherans were building a settlement in Delaware. But in Paris, on the other hand--ah, Paris--the French fashion industry was already edgy and extravagant, as evidenced by this illustration of headdress designs, published as part of a collection titled Ouvrage Rare et Nouveau Contenant Plusieurs Desseins de Marveilleuse Recreation sous Diverses Caprices et Gentilesses.

fashion   France   hats   engravings   1638   (Engravings by Denis Boutemie; h/t BibliOdyssey)