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Published/Created:
1500
Date Depicted:
1975
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Notes:
A sideless gown decorated with a fur plastron.
Abstract:
Middle Gothic dress is largely transitional. Familiar forms develop exaggerations. Necklines are lower. Skirts and sleeves are longer, even dragging on the ground. Shoes are more pointed. Fabrics are lush and saturated with color. Garment edges are finished in cutwork, such as scalloping, dagging, and foliating. Women seem to flutter and sway as they move. The sideless gown is the one important new garment. Sleeveless like a jumper, from under the arms to below the hips it is completely cut away. It is quite long in front and has a train. Extra skirt fullness is gathered into a curved band at the sides. The plastron, a shaped and separate piece decorated with jeweled button trim, is often added to the bodice front. After its life is over as a fashionable gown, it continues as a ceremonial garment.
Variant Titles:
MS. 411
Topics:
Costume -- Europe -- History -- (LC)
Manuscripts -- France -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
4389-058
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion) (AAT)
illuminated manuscripts (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Clothing & Accessories
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Button, Jeanne and Sbarge, Stephen
Source Title:
History of Costume, In Slides, Notes and Commentaries: Volume 2
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 2 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938489
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
New Haven, CT: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
OID:
10596366
PID:
digcoll:1853086