A particularly favourable context made possible the flourishing of Renaissance fashion: prosperous centralized states, international diplomatic, commercial and artistic relations more intense. While kings and courtiers travel, they participle to circulate ideas and fashions. The splendor and the wealth of the outfits are a way to impress the rival courses and to radiate the culture of a country. At court, it is often the royal couple who launches fashions, imitated by courtiers and nobility. The appearance and manners are a way to display a social status. The word “fashion” also appears at that time.During the Renaissance, each European country retains its particularities, but borrowings are also frequent, with constant concern to magnify the body. This is a particularly rich period, rendered in this exhibition by costumes that illustrate these various styles.This exhibition includes about twenty outfits as well as accessories to showcase: headdresses, underwear, jewellery, purses, gloves...This exhibition was presented at the castle of Langeais (property of the Institut de France) in 2014, and at the castle of Hardelot in 2012.