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.

Jacqueline de la Grange 1408

Jacqueline de la Grange. French medieval clothing. Burgundian Fashion. Middle ages ceremonial robes. Goth clothing

Jacqueline de la Grange 1408

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

German fashion in the 15th century. Men’s Dress.

German fashion. Men's Dress. Costume History 15th century

German fashion in the XV. century

German fashion in the 15th century.

Upper half of the image on the left: Lower Rhine Costume (1400).
Right: Philip of Ingelheim (1431), Martin of Seinsheim (1434 Gentlewoman in the costume from the year 1410.
Lower half of the image on the left: Woman costume mid 1400s. Citizens of the city of Ravensburg 1429. Knight of Stettenberg 1428. Right: Fashion from the years around 1450.

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

Men’s Dress.

Men’s dress at the beginning of the fifteenth century was in all essentials similar to that which they had worn at the end of the previous century, but the character of the separate items had undergone considerable change owing to incongruous combinations and degenerations in shape.

An Austrian chronicler of this period says: ” Every one dressed as he pleased. Some wore coats made of two kinds of material. Some had the left sleeve much wider than the right — wider even than the length of the whole coat — while others wore sleeves of equal width.

German Men dress 15th century. Burgundy Costume. Medieval gothic dress.

Fig. 218. German Men`s dress of the first half of the fifteenth century

Some again embroidered the left sleeve in various ways, with ribbons of all colors or with silver bugles threaded on silk strings. Some wore on the breast a kerchief of various colors embroidered with letters in silver and silk. Still others wore pictures on the left breast. Some had their clothes made so long that they could not dress or undress without assistance, or without undoing a multitude of small buttons dispersed all over the sleeve, the breast, and the abdomen.

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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.