Noble française en costume médiéval 14e siècle
French noblewoman in medieval courtly costume of the 14th century, from the court of the French King John II (French: Jean le Bon).; 1319-1364).
The clothes were in the era of the late Middle Ages easy flowing down to the floor. The overcoat had either no sleeve or very long (the houppelande), the openings ranging to the ground. The long skirt has front or side slit, belted at the waist, then dropped the skirt exhibited far downwards. The clothing of the nobility consisted of precious materials such as gold and silver-embroidered velvets.
Source: Costumes historiques, de la ville ou de théâtre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria (French, 1800–1857) and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie. Editorially restored.