Everyone is entitled to their own opinions about the accuracy fo the dress depicted.
However, lacking precise information from the Chateau de Langeais, comment is at best "informed speculation".
I have faithfully reported to the List what I was told by Museum Staff at 2 other Castles..
I intend to visit Langeais later this year of 2010, if God spares me.
I shall try and obtain more-precise information then, if I can, and report back to the List thereafter.
--- On Thu, 14/1/10, neimhaille <vcairistiona@...> wrote:
From: neimhaille <vcairistiona@...>
Subject: [SCA-Garb] Typo's corrected Re: French Court replica garb "in the Burgundian fashion" from 6th Dec, 1491
Date: Thursday, 14 January, 2010, 2:58
> http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ File:Loire_ Indre_Langeais_ tango7174. jpg
> Being now aware of the money and effort expended, by what is effectively the French Ministry of Culture, in re-creating that garb, - in my opinion, those of us interested in late 15th century Burgundian fashions can rely on the details being as accurate and authentic as possible, [lacking any surviving clothing of that decade for additional references].
*Cringe* No, never rely on a modern interpretation for "accuracy" not even from a museum- sometimes especially from a funded reproduction. I too have a few queries, mainly in the fit of the men's hose (they do look very modern) and some of the other choices. The hoods seem too structured and decorated for pre-1500:
http://album. aufeminin. com/album/ see_256102_ 8/Jane-et- Anne.html
http://upload. wikimedia. org/wikipedia/ commons/c/ c4/Anne_de_ bretagne. jpg
http://commons. wikimedia. org/wiki/ File:Duchesse_ Anne_en_pri% C3%A8re.png
http://www.loc. gov/exhibits/ bnf/images/ bnf071.jpg
http://www.themorga n.org/collection s/collections. asp?id=95
I suspect the woman in the surcoat is inspired by the Saints attending Anne in one of her illunimations- as previously mentioned they are usually worn at this time by queens and saints in art.
http://album. aufeminin. com/album/ see_256102_ 10/Jane-et- Anne.html# p11
This may the inspiration behind Anne's dress- which is itself a much later interpretation. If you go further image 12 is another view of the figures.
The figures are really lovely, and definitely were produced by skilled people but should never be relied on as accurate. Interesting and inspiring yes, absolutely.
Willemyne van Nymegen