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The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th through the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. It encompassed the revival of learning based on classical sources, the rise of courtly and papal patronage, the development of perspective in painting, and advancements in science. The Renaissance had wide-ranging consequences in all intellectual pursuits, but is perhaps best known for its artistic aspect and the contributions of such polymaths as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, who have inspired the term "Renaissance men".
Likely Italian, late 1500s. the upper sleeve is much longer than I've ever seen, interesting to know if each is a separate section or long panes with 3 parts couched down with buttons. I have a feeling this is caused by the painter's less than expert use of perspective.
Clothing during the time of the renaissance looked like this. For the costumes in the 1500 they were elaborate and used pieces provided by the nobility. This is why I chose this dress. It is what the nobility might have worn which is where there costumes came from.
Dressing the Italian way Interesting notes: the hem line is bound with a bias tape. This is one of the few views of the back of a doublet. The underskirt has train. The sleeves on the golden gown has several rows of slash and pulled fabric.-- Darc