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Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution - Caroline Weber
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
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A Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year When her carriage first crossed over from her native Austria into France, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette was taken out, stripped naked before an entourage, and dressed in French attire to please the court of her new king. For a short while,... show more
A Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year When her carriage first crossed over from her native Austria into France, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette was taken out, stripped naked before an entourage, and dressed in French attire to please the court of her new king. For a short while, the young girl played the part. But by the time she took the throne, everything had changed. In Queen of Fashion, Caroline Weber tells of the radical restyling that transformed the young queen into an icon and shaped the future of the nation. With her riding gear, her white furs, her pouf hairstyles, and her intricate ballroom disguises, Marie Antoinette came to embody--gloriously and tragically--all the extravagance of the monarchy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312427344 (0312427344)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Amazing. Initially I thought that this would be a history of fashion and style during Marie Antoinette's reign, but Weber provides so much more than that. Weber begins with the story of Marie Antoinette arriving in the French court and her struggle to find a place and with incredible reseach ties ...
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