15th century, French


Français 239: Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

fol. 102v

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.