Wednesday, November 7, 2012

15th Century Clothing

The 15th century was a period of drama and elegance, as well as an idealized romanticizing of chivalric ideals. An illustration from Rene d'Anjou's &quote;Book of Love&quote;. (1465)

Jan van Eyk's famous &quote;The Arnolfini Portrait&quote; (1434)

Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy and his court, in a miniature by Rogier van der Weyden (1477).

The elegant houppelande, first appearing in the late 14th century, would dominate the fashions of the nobility throughout the first half of the 15th century.

Women's headwear was nothing if not dramatic!

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