Italian Renaissance Gown

In order to show off their extraordinary wealth, the Italian nobles of the 15th century used huge amounts of fabric in their voluminous garments. It was not uncommon to use 10 yards of silk to make a chemise, with nearly half of that being used for the sleeves! This generous use of fabric plus the myriad of wonderful sleeve styles and ornamentation makes Italian Renaissance clothing so wonderful. They're comfortable, too, and they make the perfect maternity garb! Price range $350.00 and up

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Francesca - This italian renaissance gown is made of purple velvet, with lavender velvet sleeves and inset panel. It's edged with gold lace and trim around the neck, the hem, and down the center front inset panel. The sleeves and the inset panel have been cross-hatched with gold trim and the sleeves tie on with aglet-ended gold lacing, to allow the chemise to puff through. Francesca - $900.00 as shown

Francesca

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Isabella - The gown below is made of purple peachskin and banded with purple and gold metallic trim. This more modern cut of an Italian gown has an ungathered skirt with a split-front chiffon overlay, and the matching chemise is made of chiffon. The two-piece gauntlet-style sleeves have been trimmed to match, and the sleeves tie on with aglet-ended gold lacing, to allow the chemise to puff through. Isabella - $500.00 as shown.

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Isabella

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To view Italian Renaissance wedding gowns and other historical clothing, click here.

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Veronica - The silver Italian Renaissance gown has a brocade skirt and shantung bodice and sleeves, and is trimmed with silver metallic trim. The bodice and sleeves are fully lined. The matching chemise is made of chiffon. The split sleeves have been trimmed to match and laced with aglet-ended ribbons, to allow the chemise to puff through. Veronica - $475.00 as shown.

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Veronica

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Cecilia - This gown is made of green and gold patterned velvet, with green, gold, and ivory brocade, and trimmed with gold and pearls. The slashed sleeves are edged with gold and lined with ivory satin, and attached to the gown with satin shoulder rolls trimmed with gold and pearls. The juliet cap is ivory satin and trimmed to match with teardrop pearls all around the edge.
Cecilia - $650.00 as shown.

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Cecilia

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Eleonora of Toledo - Based on the painting at left, this gown is made from peach and sea-green brocade and peach silk dupioni. The gown is edged with rust and green woven braid and the sleeves are trimmed with dozens of buttons. The partlet and snood are silk organza with copper metallic cording and metallic pearls.
Eleonora - $1,200.00 as shown, not including corset, the jewelry or the girdle.

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Eleonora of Toledo

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Lucrezia Panciatichi - Based on the painting at left, this gown is made from burgundy taffeta and gold silk dupioni. The skirt fabric is embroidered with fleur de lis and a large fleur is embroidered on the center front of the bodice. The partlet is silk organza and the client opted for a turban instead of a snood.
Lucrezia - $850.00 as shown, not including corset, the jewelry or the girdle.

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Because we make every garment to your specifications you are never limited to just what you see.
We can make any desired changes to the design, color, or materials of the garments shown,
and all garments are made to your measurements, not some generic “size”.

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Prices are subject to change without notice

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