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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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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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