Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fashion Trivia for Heads


In 1418, women’s headgear was so tall that, on the orders of the queen, the doorways of the royal castle of Vincennes, France, were raised to allow the ladies of the court to pass through without ducking.

6 comments:

Bob said...

We've had to do that at Chez Smallville.

I do loves me a headdress.

Miss Ginger Grant said...

In the Krewe, our dimensions are 16x16... feet! Any taller and you'll take out the curtains- any wider and you take out the royalty! I've been tempted to go wider a few times!!!

frogponder said...

We have a long way to go to catch up with those folks!

David Dust said...

Maddie has had to do that at Borghese Castle!

XOXOXOXO

Berry Blog said...

maybe we should lower door heights in this day and age to make some people a little more humble. Reading "Genghis, Lords of the Bow", the doors to the gers required everyone to get on all fours to enter...even the great Genghis.Makes me think of Eskimos, American Indians, etc.versus grand staircases of great homes and my kitchen door ( watch that first step please).

mistress maddie said...

Those narrow door ways can be such a nusence!!!