Monday, 28 November 2011

Week 48 - Fashion in the 17th Century

Prince Charles Louis, Count Palatine, about 1637

Studio of Anthony van Dyck, 1599 - 1641
National Gallery, London


"A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic"
George Bernhard Shaw

True?  What do you think?

Bonne Semaine!


  1. You're talking to someone who really is unfashionable so I'll keep my opinion to myself. But have a nice week Karin.....:)

  2. Hi Karin fabulous picture yes hes right its just a transient whim-style is the more interesting factor isnt it ? Enjoy your week too fay xx

  3. What a pity, Debra from Acquired Objects, for not expressing your opinion.....:)
    I love to hear every body's thoughts and opinions, whether pro or contra or.....

    It just could be a nice and interesting debate.

  4. Welcome back to the blog world Fay, we missed you!

  5. There's a big difference between style and fashion. Personally, I'm more interested in developing my own style than following the latest fashions. Still, I like to keep up with what's happening in the fashion world.

  6. Definitely agree- an induced epidemic, which I ignore for the most part. Besides, if the fashions don't suit your body, why in the world would you still wear them? Just as face lifts... too many alien looks walking around.

    I often wonder how our ancestors could stand all that clothing? They must have tripped a lot and had black hems.

    Prince Charles Louis does look quite dapper, though.

  7. Perfectly said! A wonderful post. I think that Coco Chanel had several similar sayings in her time...

  8. Ha ha yes very true !! Gail x

  9. I agree. One of the delights of middle age is that I find style is far more attractive than fashion . No longer do I wish to be after fashionable ....just timelessly stylish!