Dress that belonged to 16th Century fashion icon Eleanor of Toledo

The photographer, Sarah Brown, took this snap while her husband, Prime Minister Gordon Brown (Labour - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath), was at a G8 summit in Italy on 9 July 2009.

From SarahBrownNo10's photostream on flickr.

This extant dress confirms the idea that Renaissance dress was sumptuous and shows a bateau neckline different from those worn in France and the British Isles.

Keywords:  Brown - Sarah, bateau neckline, puffed cloth ornaments, long tapered sleeves, shallow vee waistline, full skirt

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