1555 Catherine de Medici by François Clouet

A black and white drawing of François Clouet of Catherine de Medici.

She made high heels a fashion item when she wore them to court. When women saw how she swayed, they had to follow her lead.

It looks like she is wearing something like a button-up blouse under a jacket.

Keywords:  1555, Clouet - François, Catherine de Medici, Medici family, Valois family, French, Queen, curly coiffure, high enclosing neckline, ruff, lapels, French hood, jeweled headdress, necklace, rolled sleeves , slashed sleeves, buttons

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