Burgundian fashion. Woman from Siena, Italy 13th century.
Siennoise en 1300
Italian noblewoman in Burgundian fashion, Gothic period, High middle ages.
Horned Hennin, ribbons and veils. The top dress with round neckline is made of precious damask and at the edges richly decorated with gold-embroidered fabric ornaments. The long wide sleeves that reach to the hands are covered with fur cuffs. The belt is worn high on the waist. The hairline is drawn far above what distinguishes a high forehead. The round décolleté is adorned with a heavy gold chain.
Fashion of nobility in 1450 in Germany of the late Middle Ages. The woman with a high Hennin and veil. The over robe (Surkot) is made of heavy damask, gold interwoven, with train, the hem of the dress is decorated with ornaments. The sleeves lengthwise slit. She wears a belt and pointed shoes. The emphasis on fashion, the cut of the clothes (Cotte and Muodor), cleavage is, in contrast to the medieval fashion is very physical, in the prominence of the female figure. The man is wearing a skirt girded (Schecke, front opening dress), with high collar. The shoulders are padded. At the collar bells attached. The sleeves are short, stands out among the wide linen shirt. It is in the style of the Mi-parti held, a specialty of the Burgundian fashion. It was the garment consists of two halves influenced both by different colors of the color complex symbolism of the Middle Ages, or even by different types of interface. For instance, a long sleeve, the other short, as in this picture, where the left sleeve is ripped up and the linen shirt, with wide-cut sleeves, stands out. He wears a two-colored leggings, which are attached by cords to the skirt. With one leg up over the knee extends, the other end already under her skirt. He wears his hair long with a diadem adorned with a feather.
Reign of Charles VI and Charles VII. 1380 to 1461.
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Taste in dress becomes purer – Heartshaped head-covering, the “cornette,” and the “hennin ” in the reign of Charles VI – Husbands complain – Preachers denounce – Thomas Connecte declaims against the diabolic invention – Brother Richard tries to reform it – The “hennin” gains the victory – Costume of Jeanne de Bourbon – “Escoffion” – An absurd figure – Gravouère – Isabeau de Bavière – Gorgiasetès – Tripes – Splendour of the court – Agnes Sorel – “Coiffe adournée”; diamonds; the carcan – Walkingsticks.Continue reading →
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.
French Fashion in the Middle Ages. Reigns of John II and of Charles V. 1350 to 1380.
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The States of Languedoc – A young French lady in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries – Low dresses – Saying of a mercer – Damoiselles – Garnaches and garde-corps – Le Parement des dames – Social distinctions – High character is worth more than gilded belt – Precious stones – The castles and other dwellings of the middle ages – Splendid furniture – Humble abodes of the poor – Evening assemblies. Continue reading →
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