A houppelande or houpelande is an outer garment, with a long, full body and flaring sleeves, that was worn by both men and women in Europe in the late Medieval period. Sometimes the houppelande was lined with fur. The garment was later worn by professional classes, and has remained in Western civilization as the familiar academic and legal robes of today.
OSCAR WEEK 2014: Its Oscar week in Hollywood and today we celebrate the career of MISS GRACE KELLY, winner of the best actress award in 1954 for her performance in 'The Country Girl'. This stamp issued by Monaco to celebrate what would have been HSH eightieth birthday. She is seen here wearing the mint green satin dress designed for her by her great friend Mrs. Edith Head.