Sunday, September 21, 2014
Literary Connections Miss C Hath Mayde
Take Chaucer's Prioresse from The Canterbury Tales, for instance:
Ful semely hir wimpel pinched was,
Hir nose tretys, hir eyen greye as glas,
Hir mouth ful small, and therto softe and reed.
But sikerly she hadde a fair forheed—
It was almost a spanne brood, I trowe—
For hardily she was nat undergrowe.
I think that a modern-day prioresse would be totally on the Bal if she wore these looks from Bally and Balenciaga.
The movement structured into the wimple and cape indicate her fashion-forwardness, not to mention the velocity of her garments--should her horse break into a canter.