My earliest memories involve manuscript images of elegant ladies attired in attenuated hats reaching for the heavens and gracefully draping gowns that have a presence all their own. Having grown up in Delaware, I was surrounding by an embarassment of museum riches - the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cloisters in NYC, the Phildalphia Museum of Art, the Walters Gallery, and the National Gallery - and we used to visit all of those museums on a fairly regular basis. I therefore spent my formative years immersed in medieval material culture, which no doubt instilled within me a fascination for daily life in that bygone era.
So now, many decades later, I find myself most comfortable when dressed in four layers of garments, with a train that sweeps an aristocratic path wherever I will it. And so here I share with you the process of going from undressed to fully dressed in this fashion, accompanied by my household minstrel Master Albrecht Catsprey (aka Al Cofrin of Istanpitta) and my lady in waiting Lady Eleanor. Enjoy watching the process! p.s. Coming out soon will be a "Director's Commentary" "lies" edition in which I discuss all the mistakes, the bumbles and historical inaccuracies, along with an explanatory edition in which I provide the historical underpinnings for all of the layers!