Getty Center to host "Fashion in the Middle Ages"

From May 31 until August 21, 2011, the Getty Center in Los Angels will play host to the exhibit Fashion in the Middle Ages.

From the Getty website:

The figures that inhabited the illuminated pages of medieval manuscripts could be recognized at a glance by the clothing they wore. Artists used costumes to identify people by profession or to place them in a social hierarchy. Yet, as this exhibition demonstrates, illuminations did not provide accurate depictions of dress. Wealthy patrons commissioned images of a perfect world, filled with glamorous versions of themselves and rather too-well-dressed peasants, while biblical figures were given a "historical" wardrobe that mixed ancient and contemporary elements.