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Venetian Courtesan Gown 1547 with construction notes. The venetian gown was worn from about 1530 th...

Venetian Courtesan Gown 1547 with construction notes. The venetian gown was worn from about 1530 th.

"Peasant Women in the Region Surrounding Venice, Seen in Venice on the Day of the Ascension of Our Lord, a Venetian Holiday and Fair” 1590

An Outfit in the Style of the Venetian Mainland, based on Cesare Vecellio’s 'Peasant Women in the Region Surrounding Venice', created by Morgan Donner

ITALIEN VENEDIG ALTKOLORIERT HOLZSCHNITT AMMAN WEIGEL KOSTÜME TRACHTEN BUCH 1577 | eBay

second half of the century - Habitus Ducissae Venetae, from "Habitus praecipuorum populorum, tam virorum quam foeminarum singulari arte by Jost Amman and Hans Weygel . Printer Hans Weygel in Nurnberg, 1577

Venetian courtesan c. 1600, showing the wearing of drawers/breeches

Venetian courtesan c. showing the wearing of drawers/breeches

Starlight Masquerade Venetian Renaissance Portraits- Mother and Daughter. Ok. See the horned hair? Now, tell me why a "courtesan" hairstyle was being done in a Mom/Daughter portrait. IT WASN'T. The hair was meant to represent Diana the huntress in a crescent shape on your forehead. Diana also was a virgin. Chaste. Bottom line: Not hooker hair. Stop spouting myths. (Sorry, I had to have a throwdown with someone at the Knowne World Courtesan Social about this..)

I do love that fantastic horned hair. Starlight Masquerade Venetian Renaissance Portraits- Mother and Daughter

Dyes, Diets and Deodorants: Venetian Beauty Secrets Revealed  :http://www.medievalists.net/2015/06/08/dyes-diets-and-deodorants-venetian-beauty-secrets-revealed/

Beauty standards of the venetian early renaissance. Paris Bordon, Venetian Women at their Toilet, about These 2 women fit the blonde, pale, dedicated featured and small chested look prized by Venetians at the end of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

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