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.
Earliest times of the Carolingian period. Variety of costume. Women in the twelfth century. Emblazoned gowns. The bliaud. Pelisses. The cotte-hardie.