Trip to France, June/July 2011

In late June 2011, I traveled to Chartres France to study the pourpoint attributed to King Charles VI of France. This beautiful red jacket is on display at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres. I spent a morning examining the garment, recording its tailoring and construction secrets. I reconstructed the pourpoint based on my findings and wrote up my research. The resulting paper was published in a German journal, Waffen- und Kostümekunde, in July 2013. (The paper is in English.) When the publication becomes available, I will update this site with extensive information about the reconstruction process. (Update—It’s 2017 and I haven’t supplied information on the reconstruction process yet. I will rectify this soon!)

In the meantime, click any thumbnail to browse the gallery of photos I took while I was in France.

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