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Relics and antiquarian treasures of Sir Walter Scott. Celebrites in the Reign of Charles V. French Fashion in the Middle Ages. Reigns of John II and of Charles V. NOTWITHSTANDING the efforts of legislation, extravagant expenditure on dress continued as great as ever, while the large majority of the French nation was suffering from great poverty.
As for widows, they found themselves unable to oppose the established custom. They therefore conformed to the regulation forbidding them to wear voilettes, crépines, and couvre-chefs. In like manner with nuns, they never appeared in public without a guimpe that entirely concealed the head, ears, chin, and throat. There seems, however, to have been no particular etiquette for the nobility as to mourning, before the reign of Charles V. Page of the French court of Charles V. Frenchwoman of the period began to discover the beauty of a small waist, and endeavoured to compress her own by means of lacing, and, finally, we know that, dating from the later years of the reign of Charles VI.
The Feast of Fools and dances of the Middle Ages. There were no milliners in Paris either in the thirteenth or the fourteenth centuries. The haberdashers, of whom I have already spoken, sold articles of dress, scents, and elegant finery. The mercer’s list includes so many articles of which the names are obsolete, that it is not possible to translate it. At mercers’ shops, besides, ladies bought molekin, fine cambric, ruffs for the neck with gold buttons, the tressons or tressoirs that they were fond of twisting in their hair, and gold or pearl embroideries used for head-dresses, or for ornament generally, the silken or velvet gown being even bordered with them sometimes. French Fashion in the Middle Ages, 14th Century.
Small sleeves reaching from elbow to wrist were in red and white check, bordered with a double fillet of gold. Frequently, too, her hair was parted simply in two, and the long plaits arranged on the forehead. Bible we find a picture of a woman on whose hair is a ribbon of gold tissue, and above it a small yellow cap with gold buttons. Peasant women wore blue gowns, beneath which was a woollen petticoat bordered with velvet. Their hats were of straw, and a becoming white guimpe encircled the face. The chaperon or hood was much like a domino. As for the aumusse, made either of cloth or velvet, it resembled a pocket, and fell over on one side or other of the neck.