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By Caroline Weber

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When her carriage first crossed over from her local Austria into France, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette used to be taken out, stripped bare sooner than an entourage, and wearing French dresses to delight the court docket of her new king. For a short time, the younger lady performed the part.

But by the point she took the throne, every little thing had replaced. In Queen of Fashion, Caroline Weber tells of the novel restyling that reworked the younger queen into an icon and formed the way forward for the kingdom. together with her using apparatus, her white furs, her pouf hairstyles, and her elaborate ballroom disguises, Marie Antoinette got here to embody--gloriously and tragically--all the extravagance of the monarchy.

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