Category Archives: 15th Century

Costumes and Fashion during the 15th century. Fashion of the late Gothic, Italian Renaissance.
Heyday of the Burgundian fashion.

The Duchesse. French nobility fashion 14th century.

The Duchesse. Nobility Court dress. Middle ages clothing. 15th century costumes. Burgundian costume

The Duchesse 1400

The Duchesse. French nobility fashion 14th century.

The woman wears a tight-fitting bodice that laced at the front. Among a long-sleeved dress with deep lower neckline whose sleeves cover the hands. Furthermore the pleated Chiopa with wide cap sleeves. The high hairline is highlighted by a richly decorated horns cap.

From the book: Costumes historiques pour travestissements par Paul Gavarni (Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier 1804-1866)

Associated to:

  1. Fashion in the Reigns of John and of Charles V. 1350 to 1380.
  2. Fashion in the Reigns of Charles VI. and Charles VII. 1380 to 1461.
  3. The Hennin. Headdresses of the 15th century.
  4. The Lady of Tournament.
  5. The Romance of the Rose. 
  6. Christine de Pizan and Queen Isabeau of Bavaria.
  7. Margaret of Anjou Queen of Henry VI. and her court.
  8. The Limerick Mitre.
  9. Pyrrhus Receiving the Honor of Knighthood.

Renaissance Fashion German Nobility, 15th Century.

Renaissance Fashion Women`s Costume, German Nobility Dresses, Court Dress, 15th Century. Chemisse, Gamurra, Cotta, Cioppa,

German Nobility in 1450.

Renaissance Fashion. Women`s Costume of German Nobility, 1450, 15th Century.

The left figure shows an unmarried woman, which is characterized by their uncovered hair. Her long hair is braided in some cases, combined with false hair pieces and decorated with a wreath of flowers.
Both women are wearing the round-cut cotta, or Gamurra with long, lush ornamental sleeves. The Gamurra was closely fitted top and highlighted the figure of the woman. The section was mostly kept around. The sleeves were richly decorated and fanciful, usually sewn only slightly and could be replaced. As material precious materials were used. Furs from Russia could be introduced by the brisk trade, the Italian textile manufacturers, provided the highest quality fabrics such as satin, gold-embroidered brocade, bright silks and velvets, patterned as a novelty. The movement, in such clothes, was slow and stylized. The colors dominated greens, reds and yellows.
Strengthened by the bourgeoisie in the cities of the Middle Ages, with its guilds, a sophisticated tailors’ guild was formed, which dominated the fashion required for this narrow, body-hugging cut.
Under the Gamurra dress the woman wore the loose-fitting Chemisse that set by the wide sleeves and round decorative cutouts, bright points and gave the richly decorated dress additional visual complexity. Popular were the embroidery of seams, especially at the neckline, different colors emerged.

Over the Camurra they carry Cioppa, a robe with ornate hem in bright, clear colors. The Cioppa worn belted high, with long sleeves and trim is made of a train. It is on this figure, the clothes edge, occupied houppelande, a fashionable decoration of the Middle Ages.
The right-married woman wears a head covering the sella, with a long veil.