This gown, was custom-made from an original model from Eleanor of Toledo, wife of Cosimos I de Medici from1562. The full flow of this gown in black velvet as well as its optical division through the use of luxuriant wide brocade braids and gold lacings, true to the geometrical, ideally proportioned triangular forms of the Renaissance, lend this gown its majestic austerity. It is consequently complimented by a hairstyle with a centre-parting and a simple hair-net.
Hairnet, beginning of 16th century, Linz Museum. n early 16th century hairnet from Linz. The black and white photo shows one side of a hairnet that appears to have been done with a decorative netting technique (mezza mandolina) of large and small diamonds.