Friday, March 16, 2012

Brief Book Recommendations: Marie Antoinette and Fashion

Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber

A "fashion biography" of Marie Antoinette, tracing the style and importance of Marie Antoinette's fashion from her early days as an Austrian archduchess to her final days as the dethroned and imprisoned queen of France.

Gazette atours de Marie Antoinette de 1782 from the Réunion des musées nationaux

A set of two connected books: The first (in French) which discusses the role of wardrobe in the lives of Marie Antoinette and other French royalty, in addition to explaining several key and popular styles worn by Marie Antoinette and her court. The second book - a real treasure - is a reproduction of a wardrobe book used by Marie Antoinette in 1782, giving readers an insight into some of the actual fabrics worn by the queen during the early 1780s.

Rose Bertin, the creator of fashion at the court of Marie Antoinette by Émile Langlade

Part biography and part fashion history about Rose Bertin and her influence at Marie Antoinette's court, as well as her changing fortunes during and after the French revolutionary period.

1 comment:

  1. A book written by a great fashion designer can introduce you to new styles and designs. It is worth owning a book. It can show you the latest style collections in an organized way.