Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenzaModa a Firenze 1540-1580 Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza is one of my most prized books and an absolute must have reference book for 16thC Florentine costume.
It is brimming with amazing full size colour images.
Provides the text in Italian and English.
Has an entire chapter devoted to the 'Red dress of Pisa' and Eleanora's burial garments.
Makes it super easy for you to figure out which sleeves or partlet or whatever you should use for your costumes.
And the bonus 'OMG can this be for real?' section is Eleanora's wardrobe accounts are listed in full. Oh yes, yes they are!
And there's more, so much much more.