Spanish fashion was ascendant in the 1550s, from the loose women’s gown—the ropa—and the Spanish farthingale in women’s dress to the narrow-cut jerkins and tight sleeves of Philip II and the must-have men’s outerwear piece, the Spanish cape.
The late 16th century’s fashion is characterized by its Spanish influence, and as a Spanish Prince, Don Carlos exhibits the height of the time’s fashion.
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