Reign Of Charles Ix

The wars of religion—The fashions of Italy are brought across the Alps, and are welcomed in France—Effects of the expeditions into Italy—Articles from Venice and Genoa are very fashionable—A cloud of sugar-plums, and a shower of scents— Effeminate style of dress—Charles IX. and his Edicts against extravagant display —Fashion rebels against sumptuary laws—Women of high rank, bourgeoises, widows, and spinsters—Wedding dresses—Observations of a Venetian ambassador —" Corps piqué"—Drawers—Paint—Cosmetics—Breast mirrors, girdle mirrors— Court dresses—" Arcelets "

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