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Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.



Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

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. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com

The challenger of the tournament. Noblemen of the court of Charles VIII.

MEDIUM AGE. XV. CENTURY.

THE CHALLENGER AT THE TOURNAMENT. ENTERING THE BARRIERS TO TAKING THE OATH.

Costumes, Noblemen
The challenger of the tournament. Entering the barriers to taking the oath. A group from the Tournai du roi René of 1450

3, 2,
1, 4,

Noblemen of the court of Charles VIII.
No. 3 and 4 from a Ms. of the National Library in Paris.

NR. 1 and 2.
The two fragments form a group from the Tournai du roi René of 1450 and represent the entry into the barriers of the oath. The Duke of Brittany is the challenger, the Duke of Bourbon the Challenged.

The Duke of Bourbon rides in bourgeois costume, a staff in his hand, behind him his standard-bearer. The servants are also unarmed. Heralds in tabards, knights and others form espaliers. The Duke’s steed wears a blue blanket with golden lilies and horizontal stripes, and a golden lily on the steel headpiece.

The barriers were double. In the space between them the retinue of knights stayed. Around these barriers, tribunes were built.

Nos. 3 and 4. noblemen à la mode around 1488.
Cap under a hat with opened brim, lying or upright feather, jewel at the brim of the hat. Long robe, open at the front, wide open at the shoulders, with sleeves reaching over the hand above a doublet.

The sleeve slit of no. 3 lets you see the red doublet.
A golden chain runs across the chest; the sword is in a leather belt with gold-plated nails. The left hand carries a falcon, the right hand a bird’s claw to lure the falcon back to the fist. Next to it a greyhound.

No. 4 carries a staff in the hand covered with the long sleeve. The gloves were still little used at that time. They were worn only during the war, except for hunting.

Note:  Costumes de Noblesse du 14ème siècle. Histoire de la mode médiévale.

No. 1 and 2 from the Tournai du roi René, No. 3 and 4 from a Ms. of the National Library in Paris.

See Costume du moyen âge, Brussels, 1847 – Histoire du costume en France, by Quicherat. – Institutions, usages et costumes au moyen âge, by P. Lacroux.

Source: History of the costume in chronological development by Albert Charles Auguste Racinet. Adapted by Adolf Rosenberg. Berlin 1888.

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Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

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. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)


FASHIONPEDIA
Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.


Textilepedia. The Complete Fabric Guide.

The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.