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Historical Reproductions

1667 English Gentleman

Costume Designer: Nic Kipar

Original: Period paintings, engravings, tapestries and extant clothing, such as the 1667 painting of Louis XIV (left) or the painting of the 2nd Duke of Buckingham (right)

Realisation: The complete costume consists of cambric linen shirt with laces and silk ribbons; lace cravat; a yellow brocade vest shorter than the coat; silk-lined brocade coat with short sleeves, gold lacing and silk ribbon loops; baggy red wool breeches, lined with unbleached linen; velvet covered and gold fringed baldrick and smallsword; silver topped cane; lace-edged kerchief; white silk sash with gold fringing; red stockings, period shoes, flat brimmed hat, slightly upturned, with gold lacing and ostrich feathers.

For the velvet covered baldrick: Accessories: Historical Reproductions

   
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1700 English Officer

Costume designer: Nic Kipar

Original: Period paintings, engravings, tapestries and extant items, such as the Blenheim Tapestry depicting the Duke of Marlborough (left), 'Lord and Lady Clapham' fashion dolls (right)

Realisation: Complete costume consists of cambric linen shirt with lace; linen neckloth; gold brocade long sleeved long vest with linen lining; red worsted wool uniform coat with silk lining and silver lacing; red wool breeches; red silk sash with gold fringe; sword belt worn beneath the waistcoat; gold fringed tan leather gloves; white stockings, period shoes; wig.

   
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1660s Dutch fur embellished informal jacket

Costume designer: Nic Kipar

Original: Numerous paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, the 1660s. No evidence of these informal jackets (sometimes worn outdoors) in England during the period.

Realisation: Black velvet, linen lined. Rabbit fur edging and silk ribbon ties as closure.

For the hood: Accessories: Historical Reproductions

   

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1680s Gentleman

Costume designer: Nic Kipar

Original: Period paintings and engravings, such as the 1683 engraving of an English couple (left), the painting of the Duke of Monmouth (right)

Realisation: The complete costume consists of linen shirt with lace; lace jabot emulating venetian gros point needle lace; dark red silk long sleeveless vest, dark red silk breeches lined with unbleached linen; white stockings; period shoes; wig; wide-brimmed hat with gold lacing and ostrich feathers; brocade coat with silk lining.

   

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