Medici collar

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A style popularized by fashionable members of the Medici family in the seventeenth century.


Medici collar (plural Medici collars)

  1. A fan-shaped (especially lace) collar, standing upright behind the head and sloping down to meet a square neckline in front.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 415:
      Ruperta tonight was in a narrow black bengaline costume with a Medici collar and cuffs of bastard chinchilla.