Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia: The design on the material looks three-dimensional. The bottom jewel of her girdle has been given a triangular shape to suit the location. The skirt does not appear to be slashed in this detail, although it appears slashed looking at the over-all image.
1585 ca. Catalina Micaela by Alonso Sánchez Coello (Prado). Infanta Catalina wears a black saya with gold and white false sleeves in this Coello portrait from about 1585.This is strongly reminiscent of Isabel de Valois' gown in Coello's 1565 portrait of her. The columns of jewels work with the vee-shaped girdle to create a thinner line while conveying an impression of wealth, just as with Isabel de Valois.
1560 Elisabeth de Valois by Alonso Sánchez Coello (Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna) Previous Next List Elisabeth de Valois wears a stunning gown with lavish jewels on her her headdress and her bodice and luxurious fabrics on her over- and under-skirts in this 1560 Coello portrait.
This shows the jewels and the various bodice materials in the Coello portrait of Infanta Catalina from about 1585. Her bodice is decorated with vertical ribs of parallel contrasting black material. The horizontal edges of her over-sleeves are also decorated with ribs of contrasting material, center-left side.