Organized by the Museum of the Suit of Madrid and the Center of Studies Hispanic Europe, the International Congress has been celebrated recently “to Dress the Spaniard. Prestige and validity of the Spanish outfit in the European courts (XVIth and XVIIth centuries)”. For some days, experts of museums, universities and European and North American research centers have met to study the styles, pledges and colors that took in Europe between 1550 and 1650, fashion marked by the Spanish political hegemony.
Ambassadors, princes and Spanish noblemen of the epoch of the Austrias spread the sober style of the Spanish court, characterized by the black color and the adornments scarcity. Many of the outfits are known for the court portraits of English or Spanish painters as a Velázquez, which immortalized in the linens infanta Margarita to Mariana de Austria or Felipe IV.
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