the materials for the heartshaped hennin. The burgundian gown will follow later, but I already want to wear the hennin next week at the Elf Fantasy Fair. The hennin consists of a templer (stiffened and padded sides, connected at the back), a fillet (center top part), and a padded rol.
[BACK VIEW] A fine and rare metallic thread and jeweled hood Iberian or Austrian late 16th century Applied with scrolling flowering plants springing from a late Renaissance urn in metallic thread and enriched with seed pearls, the flower heads centering Renaissance gold and enameled jewels set with precious stones including rubies and emeralds, the initials for the Virgin Mary beneath the crown on the back of the head above the urn. height 12 1/2in (31.5cm)
Gentleman's Italian Renaissance Blue brocade farsetto (on next page) and gold tunic (gonnellino) with fur lining according to Italian fashion (1471). Dress is completed by white camicia, white flax breeches and tall fashion hat. Major part of costume is sewn by hand
1470 fashion of 15th century Western Europe. Woman's wearing a burgundian gown, with high waistline and v-neck. Middle-Ages were very colorful, but, like today, black was also very desirable (it was expensive color). She's very fashionable, so she has her eyebrows and forehead plucked. She's wearing forked hennin. In the second half of the 15th century very long, dagged sleeves fell somewhat out of fashion and tight, or at least tighter sleeves gained popularity