Marie Antoinette: Queen of Fashion — Modern Interpretations of Marie Antoinette

To finish off my series about Marie Antoinette as the Queen of Fashion, I have decided to take a look at modern interpretations of her style. Obviously, the two most famous films rank at the top: 1) Marie Antoinette starring Norma Shearer As befiting the period when the film was made, it was a bit […]

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Marie Antoinette: Queen of Fashion — Jewelry and Accessories

Royal Jewels of France Marie Antoinette is wearing one of her most valuable jewelry pieces. Marie Antoinette’s first large collection of jewels came as a wedding gift from her grandfather-in-law Louis XV. According to sources, the King presented her with a coffer “covered in richly embroidered crimson velvet…[and stood] nearly as tall and three times […]

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Marie Antoinette: Queen of Fashion – Hair

Marie Antoinette, properly “coifed” The Duc de Choiseul was the strongest French advocate for the marriage between Marie Antoinette and Louis Auguste, Dauphin of France. However, he wanted to make sure that he was waging all his power and influence on a suitable match. One of his biggest complaints about Marie Antoinette was her hair. […]

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