Category: Germany

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.

The fashions of the end of the 18th century. After German Journals.

Auguste Racinet, fashion, costumes, Empire, Regency, modes

All the figures on this panel show the predominant influence of the English-French fashions of Louis XVI’s time. History of the costume in chronological development by Auguste Racinet.