Venice Carnival - - Another of the outrageously beautiful costumes worn by these excellent models/performers during Carnival. The model is posing along the waterfront at San Marco Square with San Giorgio Island in the background.
A common Venetian mask is the Gnaga, part of a costume worn by men disguised as women. The traditional Gnaga outfit includes female clothing and a mask portraying a female cat. It was often worn with a basket under the arm, which usually contained a little kitten. The person wearing the costume would usually behave like a plebeian courtesan, uttering acute sounds and mocking meows. -