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trianon couture: la lévite

By 1782, more than one third of Marie Antoinette’s wardrobe consisted of our next featured frock, the lévite. Even further relaxed than its predecessor the robe à la polonaise, the lévite illustrates the ‘decomposition’ of the court fashions from the … Continue reading

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trianon cotoure: Robe à la Polonaise

Although the chemise à la reine is practically the mascot for the Queen’s bucolic fiefdom, the first frock stitched up for Petit Trianon was the Robe à la Polonaise. However–in true Tiaras and Trianon style–let’s backpedal a bit. (Aw, did … Continue reading

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Chemise à la Theme Week: mardi (belated)

hey kids! yes I know what day it is…the dumb WordPress ap gives Us the illusion that a post has published. I check a day later and it’s a draft! errr…well, at least it saved the draft. two more fine … Continue reading

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Theme Week: Gaulle Edition!

True, Mme. Vigée LeBrun’s portrait La reine en gaulle went over like a lead balloon with the French public. Their queen had been immortalized in what essentially was her underwear. It wasn’t just the gossamer nightgown that set her critics … Continue reading

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my favorite M@ pic…

Take a look, it’s clearly the Duchesse de Polignac on the left, pretty sure that’s ‘Toinette in the middle and the Princesse de Lamballe on the bench. I love the ducks and the Petit Hameau in the background. I enjoy … Continue reading

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