Tag: Burgundian fashion period

Burgundian fashion period between 1350-1500. In the 15th Century the Duchy of Burgundy was the leader in the European fashion. Characteristic of the Burgundian women’s fashion at the end of the Middle Ages, as part of the epoch of Gothic, was the very form-fitting clothes, with long trailing skirt and tight laced bodice. The waist ended under the deep cutout, which was bordered by a belt. The head covering for women is an acute or obtuse cone, from which a long veil called Flinder hangs down. Under the term hennin, evolved in a short time a number of different forms and variations. The medieval toed shoes were long and the clothes were playful and detailed. Men decorated their clothes with many small clamps, sleeves were decorated with small piece of cloth, called Zaddeln. Known from the Middle Ages Mi-parti, took on a new bloom. In this case the clothes got two different colors. Hairline and eyebrows were plucked to achieve a high forehead. The white, flawless skin was a sign of beauty.

Reign of Charles VI and Charles VII. Charles VII and Louis XI.

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

Taste in dress becomes purer – Heart-shaped head-covering, the “cornette,” and the “hennin ” in the reign of Charles VI – Husbands complain – Preachers denounce – Thomas Connecte declaims against the diabolic invention – Brother Richard tries to reform it – The “hennin” gains the victory – Costume of Jeanne de Bourbon – “Escoffion” – An absurd figure – Gravouère – Isabeau de Bavière – Gorgiasetès – Tripes – Splendour of the court – Agnes Sorel – “Coiffe adournée”; diamonds; the carcan – Walkingsticks.

Reigns of John II, and of Charles V. Le Sage 1350 to 1380.

French, fashion, history, 14th century

The States of Languedoc – A young French lady in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries – Low dresses – Saying of a mercer – Damoiselles – Garnaches and garde-corps – Le Parement des dames – Social distinctions – High character is worth more than gilded belt – Precious stones – The castles and other dwellings of the middle ages – Splendid furniture – Humble abodes of the poor – Evening assemblies.