Category Archives: Royal Armory

Trickle-down fashions

I love how this middle-class kid in Holland is wearing the same fashionable petticoat breeches with crazy ribbon trim that kings were wearing across Europe – it really shows the international power of fashion! These breeches had legs that were … Continue reading

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Modelejon: manligt mode

Modelejon: manligt mode exhibition at The Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren), Stockholm, 2002-3. (Lions of fashion: male fashion of the 16th, 17th, 18th centuries) I discovered this book when I was in graduate school at Yale. Incredible! So many real garments from … Continue reading

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