Queen of Fashion

Queen of Fashion

What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

Book - 2006
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Marie Antoinette has always stood as an icon of supreme style, but surprisingly none of her biographers have paid sustained attention to her clothes. Here, 18th-century specialist Weber shows how Marie Antoinette developed her reputation for fashionable excess, and explains through lively, illuminating new research the political controversies that her clothing provoked.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805079494
0805079491
Call Number: 391.0094 W3882q
Characteristics: 412 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm

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bruin0509 Jul 03, 2012

An excellent, very interesting and highly readable analysis of the significant (and political) role fashion and appearance played in Marie Antoinette's rise and downfall just before and during the French Revolution. Appearance and fashion continue to be important aspects of French society and culture, and Marie Antoinette can certainly claim a central role in this history. A must read for anyone interested in French history/culture and/or the history and political implications of fashion.

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