RENAISSANCE INSPIRED FASHION

RENAISSANCE INSPIRED FASHION


Jonquil O'Reilly will be giving a lecture about Renaissance Fashion

A specialist in Old Master Paintings at Sotheby’s, Jonquil O’Reilly has a passion for period fashion and writes on the subject for Sotheby’s Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar. She uses clothing and textiles as a means of enhancing the understanding of paintings and contextualizes portrait sitters by the garments that they wear, be it the ruff, the powdered wig, or, indeed, the codpiece. 

 

Jonquil began her career at Sotheby’s London before moving to New York in 2011 to become a specialist, focusing on Italian paintings.  She has lectured on historical dress at public and private events in London and New York and at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.

The images below come from many blogs that Jonquil O'Reilly has written

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IN THIS CIRCA 1605 PORTRAIT BY JUAN PANTOJA DE LA CRUZ, ELISABETH DE VALOIS'S JEWELS EXHIBIT THE POWER OF THE SPANISH HABSBURG EMPIRE

IN THIS CIRCA 1605 PORTRAIT BY JUAN PANTOJA DE LA CRUZ, ELISABETH DE VALOIS'S JEWELS EXHIBIT THE POWER OF THE SPANISH HABSBURG EMPIRE

AS DEPICTED IN 1782 BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, CAPTAIN GEORGE K. H. COUSSMAKER IS ALL MANLY CONFIDENCE. © THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / ART RESOURCE, NY

AS DEPICTED IN 1782 BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, CAPTAIN GEORGE K. H. COUSSMAKER IS ALL MANLY CONFIDENCE. © THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / ART RESOURCE, NY

MADAME DE GENLIS, PAINTED BY ADELAIDE LABILLE-GUIARD IN 1790. © 2015 MUSEUM ASSOCIATES/LACMA

MADAME DE GENLIS, PAINTED BY ADELAIDE LABILLE-GUIARD IN 1790. © 2015 MUSEUM ASSOCIATES/LACMA


For guests wishing to sport the latest Renaissance inspired, fashion-forward outfit, the good people of Kostymérna will be more than happy to help you with your selections.

Below are examples of such selections.

Whether you want to dress like Princess Polyxena or PRINCE, the racks of Kostymérna are always fully stocked. Prices range from 1,500 Kč to 2,500 Kč. Credit cards are not accepted.

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