The Cotehardie was a full-length gown of the Middle Ages between 14th and 16th century. Usually at the upper body close-fitting dress with a round neckline and starting at the waist into a full skirt. This dress was worn in different variations of both men and women.
Jacqueline de la Grange 1408, in burgundian fashion.
Gallery of famous French women in 15th century. Jacqueline de la Grange, wife of Jean Montagu, Grand Minisrte under Charles VI of France. Jean de Montaigu married J. de La Grange, daughter of Étienne de La Grange, President of the Parlement of Paris, and Marie du Bois. Their son was Charles de Montagu.
“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
14th century clothing in Italy. Second half of the XIV century.
Middle ages Burgundian fashion (Hennin, Escoffion, Surcoat, Cotehardie, Cotta).
Upper half of the picture: Admiral of Venice and noble squire. Neapolitan knight. Italian soldiers.
Lower half of the picture: Young Italian. Distinguished Italian woman. Woman of Siena. Young man. Senator of Rome. Noble Venetian.
Late middle ages German gothic costumes (Surcoat, Cotta, Poulines, Cotehardie).
Upper half of the picture: German Lord and knight. German noblewoman and Duchess.
Lower half of the picture: German knight and damsel. German patricians.
Costume Burgundian noble woman in the 15th century.
Burgundian noble woman in 145, late Medieval period. Main feature is a long, belted overcoat with a train, as the so-called Kruseler headgear, a kind of hennin with plenty of ruffles at the edges enclosed hood. Late Gothic period.
Fashion German nobility 14tes century, Middle Ages costumes, Gothic period costumes.
The clothing of the 12th and 13 Century emphasized the shape of the body, which was wrapped with care since ancient times.
The Vertical accented human Shiloette. As in architecture, gothic, painting or sculpture It is the time in the establishment of the great cathedral at Reims and Cologne, the days of knights and courtly love, L’Amour courtois, secretly welcomed the languishing knight Feignaire, the troubadours. The profound influence of women on habits and fashions, starting from southwestern Europe, the courts of Spain, southern France Aquitaine caused a feminization in the manners of men. They ran her hair grow that was sometimes even decorated with flowers, wearing curls and shaved her face smooth.
In the present illustration, a drawing from the period around 1870, published in Munich as illustrated fashion images, the well-known artists of the time participated (Wilhelm Busch) the clothing of a German princess and her maid of honor is shown. The full dress was called the robe.
The princess wears a one-piece, front buttoned dress Cotehardie called, with long tight sleeves and wide neckline (front and rear). Buttons presented at that time a novelty, instead of the lateral lacing allowed a figure-hugging dresses section. Previously buttons were mostly used as decorative elements. The hem of the dress is decorated with embroidery. Furthermore, she wears a Nusch mantle (cape-like coat in the 14th and 15th centuries, which was held together in front with a “Nusche” barrette or brooch kind of a safety pin). Of semi-circular section of the decorated side with two brooches and depict the coat of arms of the royal house The lining of the jacket of the casing is held in the contrasting color. The fabric is made of heavy brocade that is intricately embroidered at the edges. Her head is covered by a veil on the crown sits.
The lady wears the tight dress with wide neckline, has a point lying on the waist belt of the only decorative. Her dress is adorned with Zaddeln.
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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