From Chainmail Couture to the Renaissance Festival

 - Sep 5, 2009
Through large-scale events like the Renaissance Festival and smaller (but no less decadent) tributes like designer clothing lines, it's clear that the Renaissance continues to inspire us 300 years later. From chainmail couture that uses knights and royalty as muses to ruffled papercraft collars, fashion is one of the most prevalent places for Renaissance inspiration, but it's not the only industry included in this slideshow. You'll also read about art, interior design and even religion.

In honor of the Renaissance Festival taking place in cities all over the United States this weekend, enjoy these modern Renaissance revivals.