15th century (first quarter?) France?

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France

Français 606: L´Epistre d’Othea by Christine de Pisan

fol. 6r

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b60007552/f32.planchecontact

Plaid (over)kirtle! How awesome is that??

Also, collar cut to resemble a crown (or crown worn as a necklace?) on the heavily scalloped houppelande of the white gentleman. These are some seriously high-fashion outfits!

15th century (first quarter?) France?

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France

Français 606: L´Epistre d’Othea by Christine de Pisan

fol. 23v

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b60007552/f32.planchecontact

15th century, French

BnF

Français 239: Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

fol. 102v

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458435h/f1.planchecontact.r=Francais+239.langEN

Woman on the far right is wearing a puce houppelande with downturned contrasting collar; her sleeves are cuffed and her hem is edged in white. The sleeves are still baggy, but the style of the houppelande is all in all much less voluminous at this stage, on its way to evolve into the full-fledged v-neck “Burgundian” gown.

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