T his extraordinary collection of drawings, patterns photographs, and details of clothing and costume for both men and women covers the period of 1560 to 1620. While this is the third in Janet Arnold’s ground breaking series Patterns of Fashion it in fact covers an earlier period that the previous two volumes: Patterns of Fashion 1 (1660-1860) and Patterns of Fashion 2 (1860-1940)
Patterns 1560-1620 includes an amazing 300 black and white photographs ranging from portraits of the period to real garment detail.
Significantly this is the first of Arnold’s books to include patterns for men’s clothing in that all important Elizabeth 1/James 1 period. Once again an extraordinary accomplishment by an extraordinary costume historian and researcher, Janet Arnold.
300 black and white photos. 52 patterns.