The Duchesse. French nobility. 14th c..

Gavarni, Duchesse, Nobility, Middle ages,
The Duchesse 1400

The Duchesse. French nobility fashion 14th century.

The woman wears a tight-fitting bodice that laced at the front. Among a long-sleeved dress with deep lower neckline whose sleeves cover the hands. Furthermore the pleated Chiopa with wide cap sleeves. The high hairline is highlighted by a richly decorated horns cap.

Source: Costumes historiques pour travestissements par Paul Gavarni (Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier 1804-1866)

Related:

  1. Fashion in the Reigns of John and of Charles V. 1350 to 1380.
  2. Fashion in the Reigns of Charles VI. and Charles VII. 1380 to 1461.
  3. The Hennin. Headdresses of the 15th century.
  4. The Lady of Tournament.
  5. The Romance of the Rose. 
  6. Christine de Pizan and Queen Isabeau of Bavaria.
  7. Margaret of Anjou Queen of Henry VI. and her court.
  8. The Limerick Mitre.
  9. Pyrrhus Receiving the Honor of Knighthood.
Note:  Merovingian queen costume from the 5th to the 8th century.

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