Tag: Medieval costume

Medieval costume history. The period between the end of antiquity and the beginning of modern times about the 6th to the 15th century. It includes as superordinate, the Byzantine, Merovingian, Carolingian and Burgundian costume eras. Therein are the Gallic, Celtic, English-Saxon, Normans, Gothic, Romanesque included.

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).


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