Category: France

Medieval civil and war costumes of Italy, France and England. The Litter.

Cotte-hardie, pourpoint, Litter, Knights, squires, Middle ages, clothing, costumes, armour,

The close costume of the 14th century. Knights and squires habit of dressing. The footwear. The main piece of clothing for women at that time was the cotte hardie, a close-fitting, short-sleeved skirt, which made the body shapes stand out plastically.

Louis XIV and the officers in the livery of the royal house.

Louis XIV, Livery, Arras, state carriage, coach, baroque, France, clothing, costumes

The fragments shown here are borrowed from a painting by Van der Maulen depicting the entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras after the beginning of the campaign in 1667. The Queen’s Marstall. The grand stable master. Ladies of honour. The Gardes du Corps. The king’s chariot.