I’ve spent a very long time (over a year now!) learning about Viking Age clothing, and then making several elements for a Viking Age costume wardrobe. There are still things I’d like to make – a few things that I won’t really be able to make, and a few things that I’m opting not to make… but now it’s time to move on.
Viking Age clothing is comfortable, familiar, easy to wear, and seems to fit in nicely with the SCA events I’ve been to so far… but that’s not all I want to make. I’m also interested in so many other costumes, so I’m on to the next one – this time around I’m going to give 1480s Florence a try!
I started off with Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sadinadawn/italian-renaissance/
That helped me find a number of paintings, as well as a number of other dress diaries such as:
- Jen Thompson’s dress diary on Festive Attyre : Diary of a 1480s Florentine Gown
- The Realm Of Venus’ Italian Showcase: A Venetian Outfit in the style of the 1940s (From Daisy Viktoria)
- The Realm Of Venus’ Italian Showcase: A Florentine Outfit in the style of the 1480s (from Lacey)
- The Realm Of Venus’ Italian Showcase: A Florentine Outfit in the style of the 1490s (by Kristiina Prauda)
- Verdaera’s Italian Renaissance Gown (after two paintings from Florence from the late 1480s)
- Lynn McMasters‘ Mid-Italian Renaissance Female Costume (without dates or locations)
As well as recreations featured on kostym.cz such as:
- the Italian 1485 blue and gold outfit here: Lady’s Italian Renaissance
- and the 1490 Red Italian Renaissance gown
Paintings of note include:
- Domenico Ghirlandaio: Resurection of the Notary’s Son (detail), 1479-1485 Florence: Santa Trinita, Sassetti Chapel
- Domenico Ghirlandaio, Republic of Florence 1486-90: The Birth of Mary
- Domenico Ghirlandaio, Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni (1489) Florence
- Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1486-90: The Birth of St John the Baptist
- Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1486-90: The Visitation
So that’s a good jumping-off point I think! I might come back and update this later on…
Until then, I’ll be blogging about this with the category 1480s Florence, and then using different sub-categories for different elements of an outfit.