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Slashing and puffing was a common style among both Renaissance men and women.  The sleeve arranged in several puffs down the arm later became known as the Virago Sleeve or Marie Sleeve.

 

                               Portrait of Isabella of Portugal

                                          Vercellio Tiziano, 1548.

 

V I R A G O  S L E E V E S

“It is always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting".

 

                                                                               Jean Paul Gaultier

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