Model: Constance Jablonski
Photographer: Joshua Jordan Magazine:Harper's Bazaar Russia 2009
In the arts, Baroque is both a period and the artistic style that dominated it. The Baroque style used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in fashion, sculpture, painting, literature, and music. The style started around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe. A new liberalism was reflected in looser-fitting, unlaced and more casual clothes for both men and women. Large feathered hats and plumes became popular, together with often impractical, large, soft-leather boots, or highly decorated shoes. The Elizabethan farthingale was rejected in favour of looser, layered skirts (often of satin or silk), allowing much greater freedom of movement. Contours are softer and colours more vivid and sensuous than in the previous generation. Lace is finer and more elaborate. Embroidered floral decorations are popular in fabrics worn by both sexes.
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