Category Archives: Middle Ages

Middle Ages costumes and fashion. Period between 700 to 15th century. Style of Byzantine, Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance.

Henri d’Albret in 1527. French nobility. Renaissance era.

Henri d'Albret 1527. Renaissance fashion. 16th century fashion. Tudor costume

Henri d’Albret 1527

Henri d’Albret, 1503-1555, Grandfather From Henri IV in Renaissance clothing 1527.

Henri d’Albret, brother-in-law of the French king Francis I (1497–1547). Henri ruled the independent kingdom of Navarre from 1518 to 1555. Continue reading

Parisian Bourgeois in the Reign of Louis XII 1510.

Parisian Bourgeois. Renaissance fashion. 16th century costumes

Parisian Bourgeois in the Reign of Louis XII 1510.

Parisian Bourgeois in the Reign of Louis XII 1510. French Renaissance.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864. Continue reading

Nobleman in Spanish court dress 16th century

Ancien Régime fashion. Spanish clothing fashions. Renaissance nobility costume.

Nobleman in the Reign of Charles IX 1572

Nobleman in Spanish court dress in the Reign of Charles IX 1572. Renaissance period.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864.

Lady of the French Court in Spanish fashion 1579.

Lady of the French Court in Spanish fashion. Ancien Régime fashion. Renaissance nobility costume.

Lady of the Court, Reign of Charles IX 1579

Lady of the French Court in Spanish fashion. Reign of Charles IX 1579.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

Courtisane de France in the Reign of Charles VIII 1491

French Courtisane costume. Modes et Costumes Historiques. Renaissance clothing

Courtisane, Reign of Charles VIII 1491

Courtisane de France in the Reign of Charles VIII 1491.

French Renaissance period costume, 15th century.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

A Doctor from France in the Reign of Charles VIII., 1493

Doctor costume. Medieval fashion. Renaissance fashion.

A Doctor from France in the Reign of Charles VIII., 1493

A Doctor from France in the Reign of Charles VIII., 1493, 15th century.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864.
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French medieval shepherdess costume

French Medieval Gothic woman clothing. 15th century fashion. Shepherdess costume

A French shepherdess 15th century

French medieval shepherdess costume 15th century

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864.

 

Woman of Rank in ceremonial robe. Reign Of Charles VII, 1460

French Medieval woman clothing. Burgundian costume with Hennin. 15th century fashion. Ceremonial robes. Goth clothing

Woman of Rank, Reign Of Charles VII, 1460

Woman of Rank in ceremonial robe. Reign Of Charles VII, 1460.

Burgundian, Gothic fashion.

French lady’s, chamber maid costume 1460

Chamber maid costume. French lady's maid clothing. France medieval cloth. 15th century fashion

French lady’s, chamber maid 1460

French lady’s, chamber maid costume 1460. Reign of Charles VII.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

Parisian fashion 1450

Parisian fashion. French Medieval woman clothing. Burgundian costume with Henin. 15th century fashion

Parisian fashion 1450

Parisian fashion 1450. Reign Charles VII.

Burgundian fashion period costume

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

 

Medieval women costume in the reign of Charles the Bald.

Carolingian costumes. Medieval woman costume. Middle ages clothing.

Carolingian women in 9th century.

Carolingian Costume of a Women in the reign of Charles the Bald.

Charles the Bald (823-877), from the noble family of the Carolingian was from 843 to 877 West Frankish king and from 875 to 877 King of Italy and Roman Emperor.

Source: “Modes et Costumes Historiques“.  Edited by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

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