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Important Events in Fashion
|1311||The Council of Ravenna repeats a traditional medieval requirement that Jews wear a distinguishing sign on their clothes. These measures continue to be unpopular and largely disregarded by populations throughout Italy.|
|1348||The bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, strikes Europe.|
|c. 1350||The hemlines of men's jupons or doublets begin to rise in France to scandalous levels; women's bust lines, on the other hand, start to plunge.|
|1373||The city of Florence passes stricter sumptuary laws (laws designed to curtail luxury in dress) aimed at women.|
|1405||In her Book of the City of Ladies, Christine de Pizan praises women's love of fashion.|
|1416||Giacoma della Marca takes clerical orders in Italy. Della Marca's fiery sermons delivered over the next sixty years are typical of the fifteenth-century Franciscans, who favored restraint in dress and the...|
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