Tag Archives: Medieval costume

Medieval costume history. The period between the end of antiquity and the beginning of modern times about the 6th to the 15th century. It includes as superordinate, the Byzantine, Merovingian, Carolingian and Burgundian costume eras. Therein are the Gallic, Celtic, English-Saxon, Normans, Gothic, Romanesque included.

Page of the French court of Charles V, 1380. Gothic costume period.

Page of the French court of Charles V. Medieval Burgundian fashion. Middle ages court dress. Goth costume

Page of the French court of Charles V, 1380.

Page of the French court of Charles V, 1380. Burgundy Gothic costume period.

Original title: “Page Regne de Charles V d’apres Willemin 1380”

Nicolas Willemin Xavier (1763-1833) was a French writer and antiquarian. Born in 1763 in Nancy, he came to Paris in the workshop of the engraver Lagrenée. He showed early a keen interest in antiques and became in 1821 a member of the Society of the antiquarians. His work includes particularly archaeological and historical topics. For further research, he made ​​extensive travel to libraries throughout France.

“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

Women from around Paris, reign of Charles VII., 1443.

Parisienne costume. Medieval fashion. Gothic costume. 15th century fashion.

Women from around Paris in 1443

Women from around Paris, reign of Charles VII., 1443.

French 15th century fashion, end of gothic, burgundian costume period.

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XV century clothing in Italy.

 Pharmacist clothing. Italian Podestà, church warden and soldier. Lady and gentleman. Lord of Rimini and archer.

XV. Century Italy

XV century clothing in Italy. Early renaissance fashion.

Upper left half of the image: Fashion 1450. Pharmacist clothing in 1430. Right: Italian Podestà, church warden and soldier.
Lower half of the image on the left: Lady in the fashion of 1450. Elegant lady and gentleman in the fashion of 1480. Right: Lord of Rimini and archer in demonstration position 1488. Beatrice d’Este, patron of Leonardo da Vinci in the fashion of the year 1490.

“On the history of costumes”. Münchener Bilderbogen (Munich pictures sheets). Published by Braun & Schneider, Munich c.1858 -1898s.

Noblewoman from Liege Belgium 15th century.

Noblewoman from Liege Belgium in nobility costume. 15th century clothing. Medieval Renaissance fashion

Noblewoman from Liege Belgium

Noblewoman from Liege to the Walloon region of Belgium, in the 15th Century. Renaissance period costume.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

French Lady in the time of Charles VII. (1403-1461).

Charles VII. Burgundian fashion. Medieval clothing. French costume idea. Mid-century dress

Lady in the time of Charles VII.

French Lady in 1440 in the time of Charles VII. (1403-1461).15th century Burgundian fashion.

The lady is dressed in late medieval Burgundian fashion. The skirt and bodice are not yet connected to each other by a seam as is done in the following fashion era of the Renaissance. The Burgundian fashion is one of the most elaborate and most precious fashion eras ever. The use of high quality damask, silks and brocades was an expression of the highest luxury lifestyle in the Burgundian aristocracy. The Burgundian fashion belongs to the epoch of European Gothic.
Charles VII was from 1422-1461 King of France. With the help of Joan of Arc, he could bring about the turning point in the Hundred Years’ War. In 1453, he was finally able to expulsion of the English from France. He led France by a large fiefdom association to a nation state. He was the fifth king of the Valois line of the Capetian dynasty. He also founded the era of the so-called Loire kings.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.