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« La cour de France, fabrique de normes vestimentaires à l’époque moderne »

Abstract : During the Early Modern period the French Court is a pole of elaboration of a codified culture which takes its own autonomy with regard to the rest of the society. It turns out to be a centre of elaboration of singular clothing standards, characterized by the magnificence, the performance and the expression of the hierarchy of ranks. Essentially implicit, these standards recover more from the usage or the custom than the promulgation of explicit written rules. For all that the power of these clothing standards is strong in the eyes of the Court society which observes attentively the violations or the creations of these rules. In this domain, the moments of the Court life, common or extraordinary, but also the sovereigns themselves were able to play a driving role. But the Fashion introduces its dynamics to the making of the court standards, in a relation that evolves in the time so far as to discredit the looks of the courtiers.
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Isabelle Paresys. « La cour de France, fabrique de normes vestimentaires à l’époque moderne ». Véronique Beaulande-Barraud; Julie Claustre ; Elsa Marmursztejn. Fabrique de la norme. Lieux et modes de production des normes au Moyen Âge et à l'époque moderne, Presses universitaires de Rennes, pp.223-237, 2012, 978-2-7535-1855-1. ⟨hal-01568054⟩



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