The Savoias ruled what is now a part of France and Swizerland, hence the French name for a place ruled by an Italian family.
The fashion for big coiffures and broad caps traveled into Italy,
judging by this 1777 portrait of the Duchess of Chiablese.
Keywords: 1777, Maria Anna Duchess of Chablais, Princess, Duchess,
Savoia family, Italian, long high coiffure, floral cap, square neckline, fichu,
lace, bows, elbow length close sleeves, engageantes, vee waistline, full skirt,
over-skirt, ruching, floral bodice ornament, bracelets
Dec 23, 2010, 9:21 PM
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