Chic Images

by Tracy James


Often I find style inspiration in everyday life - whether the color of lush green trees or texture of sand on the beach. In Chic Images, I will share these inspirations with you. Here, examples of fashion throughout history, as viewed at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Marksburg Castle in Germany.

Top row & middle left, both Vermeer and Rembrandt included some of the elaborate ensembles of the time in their paintings. The rest of the pictures show actual clothing items on display in the Rijksmuseum, including, on the right, one of Yves Saint Laurent's classic shift dresses.

Top row & middle left, both Vermeer and Rembrandt included some of the elaborate ensembles of the time in their paintings. The rest of the pictures show actual clothing items on display in the Rijksmuseum, including, on the right, one of Yves Saint Laurent's classic shift dresses.

At top: intricate hair clips (waaaayyy before the Batman symbol was conceptualized); Middle row: before hipsters adopted them, Dutch shipyard workers donned knit toboggans. The rest of the photos show knight's armor throughout the ages, including the original gladiator sandal.

At top: intricate hair clips (waaaayyy before the Batman symbol was conceptualized); Middle row: before hipsters adopted them, Dutch shipyard workers donned knit toboggans. The rest of the photos show knight's armor throughout the ages, including the original gladiator sandal.