Category Archives: France

FRENCH FASHION HISTORY. Costume and fashion plates with descriptions between middle Ages, Directory, Regency, Empire and so called Flapper. Vintage Haute couture costumes.

Life on a castle. Ready to leave. 16th century.

CHATEAU, Breviary, Cardinal Grimani, 16th century, Miniature, middle ages, castle, life, costume, court, dress

VIE DU CHATEAU — DEPART POUR LA PROMENADE

Life on a castle. Ready to leave.

Chatelaine advances at the head of the procession. Mounted on a hatchet near by stands a page. On the right the lord dressed in green. Trumpet and bells lead the way. Miniature of the Breviary of Cardinal Grimani, attributed to Marciana Biblioteca of S.Marc, Venice. Fifteenth century.

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Proclamation of a tournament in the ages of chivalry.

tournament, Proclamation, chivalry, poursuivants, ermine, knighthood, 15th century, middle ages, fashion, costumes, Henry Shaw ,

Proclamation of a tournament

PROCLAMATION OF A TOURNAMENT.

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Anne Dauphine of Auvergne in armorial robe.

Anne Dauphine of Auvergne, Heraldic clothing, Medieval,Duchess,Arts, Culture,Fourteenth, Fleur De Lys, 14th century, costume

Anne Dauphine of Auvergne (1358 – 1417)

Anne Dauphine of Auvergne

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French lady of rank. 15th century nobility costume.

French lady, middle ages, nobility, burgundian,fashion,medieval, hennin, costume

A FRENCH LADY OF RANK. 15th century.

A FRENCH LADY OF RANK. 15th century.

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Ecclesiastics of the cathedral of Chartres

Chartres,Cathedral,Ecclesiastics,SCULPTURES, Bishop,Priest,archbishop,chasuble, mitre,costume,Henry Shaw

Ecclesiastics of the cathedral of Chartres.

FIGURES OF ECCLESIASTICS.
FROM THE SCULPTURES OF THE CATHEDRAL OF CHARTRES.

Initial letter, drop-cap, manuscript,12th century,middle ages,medieval, illumination,Henry Shaw

Initial letter C

CHARTRES is one of the most ancient and interesting towns in France. Popular traditions carry the date of the foundation of the city back to the times of the deluge; and it has been pretended by some of the old antiquaries that its splendid cathedral stands on the site of an ancient Druidical temple.

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Head-dresses at the beginning of the 16th century

Anne of Bretagne, Claude de France, Headdress, 15th century, Henry Shaw, middle ages, fashion

Anne of Bretagne, Claude de France?

Head-dresses of the ladies of the fifteenth century

Initial Letter, Pliny. 15th century. Middle ages, manuscript.

L- Initial Letter

ELEGANCE and gracefulness, which had seldom exhibited themselves in the horned and peaked head-dresses of the ladies of the fifteenth century, began again to show themselves in the various headdresses of the beginning of the sixteenth. This was more especially visible in France, which country, then as now, took the lead in the fashions of dress.

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Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.

Military uniform, France,  Officer, cavalry, horse hunters,  Algeria, Tunisia, Oran,

Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.

Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.

(Oran 1881)

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Inhabitants of Pluvigner, Bretagne 19th c.

Pluvigner, Bretagne, Traditional costumes, France

Inhabitants of Pluvigner, Bretagne

Inhabitants of Pluvigner, Bretagne 19th century.

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The Burial of Atala. Francois Auguste Chateaubriand.

Atala. Francois Auguste Chateaubriand, Romantic novel, Romanticism fashion

The Burial of Atala.

The Burial of Atala.

Francois Auguste Chateaubriand’s “Atala.”

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Ensembles of Bernard & Cie and Ardanse.

Bernard & Cie, Ardanse, haute couture, france, art-deco fashion

Left: Ardanse. Right: Bernard & Cie

Ensembles of Bernard & Cie and Ardanse.

Page of the fashion magazine Art-Goût-Beauté (1920-1933).

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