16th c. The Red dress of a Lady of Pisan court can be seen in Moda a Firenze and was found on a wooden effigy at San Matteo convent, seen in pictures 2 and 3. It had been said to belong to Eleanora d'Toledo as it is very similar in construction technique and style. Recently it has been suggested that it did not belong to Eleanora but belonged to an unknown Lady of the Court of Pisa (
Stuart (1542-1587) facing in profile towards the right. The frame is red with white details, and the back which is covered with a diaper pattern of red and green stylised floral motifs and white quatrefoils is dated 1566, suspension loop, and formerly hung with pearl drop below. French, 1566.
c1775 stays: English, cotton and 162 pieces of whalebone, back lacing with center front sewn together. | c1760 panniers: English, four tiers of rattan hoops covered with striped linen. Lent by Martin Kamer. | 18th century shoes: wool canvaswork, high heels. Lent by the Brooklyn Museum. | From the catalog "Revolution in Fashion", Kyoto Costume Institute