Category: Middle Ages

Middle Ages costumes and fashion. Period between 700 to 15th century. Style of Byzantine, Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance.

German Renaissance Costume in 1540. 16th century fashion.

German Renaissance Costume, Magistrate and Knight in 1540 Fashion in Germany during the Reformation period. Late Renaissance clothing. First third of the 16th century Among men, the beard is in… Read More

Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.


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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
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French fashion history. Middle Ages. 1422 to 1483.

History, Fashion, France, Middle ages, costumes, hennin, gothic

French fashion history. Middle Ages. 1422 to 1483. Reign of Charles VI, called the Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), Charles VII, called the Victorious (French: le Victorieux) and Louis XI. called “Louis the Prudent” (French: le Prudent).

The Carolingian fashion period 752-987. Reign of Charlemagne.

Carolingian, Capetian, costumes, fashion, history, middle ages,

Reign of Charlemagne – The women of the tenth century wear two tunics – Judith’s belt – A veil is obligatory – Miniatures in the Mazarin Library- Charles the Bald’s Bible Shoes – Dress of Queen Lutgarde – Dress of Rotrude and Bertha – Gisla and other kings women of the Emperor – The Successors of Charlemagne – Cannes – Adelaide of Vermandois – The dress of widows.