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The Resource Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber

Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber

Label
Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution
Title
Queen of fashion
Title remainder
what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Weber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Marie Antoinette has always stood as an icon of supreme style, but surprisingly none of her biographers have paid sustained attention to her clothes. Here, 18th-century specialist Weber shows how Marie Antoinette developed her reputation for fashionable excess, and explains through lively, illuminating new research the political controversies that her clothing provoked. Weber surveys Marie Antoinette's "Revolution in Dress," covering each phase of her tumultuous life, beginning with the young girl struggling to survive Versailles's rigid traditions of royal glamour. As queen, Marie Antoinette used stunning, often extreme costumes to project an image of power. Gradually, however, she began to lose her hold on the French when she started to adopt provocative, "unqueenly" outfits that, ironically, would be adopted by the revolutionaries who executed her. The paradox of her tragic story, according to Weber, is that fashion--the vehicle she used to secure her triumphs--was also her undoing.--From publisher description
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Biography type
individual biography
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163108
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Weber, Caroline
Dewey number
391.00944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GT865
LC item number
.W37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Marie Antoinette
  • Fashion
  • France
  • France
Target audience
adult
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what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution
Label
Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-389) and index
Contents
Pandora's box -- Stripped -- Corseted -- Ride like a man -- The pouf ascendant -- The simple life -- Galled -- Revolutionary redress -- True colors -- Black -- White -- Afterward: fashion victim
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
412 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805079494
Lccn
2006041234
Other control number
9780805079494
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • ocm65187371
  • (OCoLC)65187371
Label
Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-389) and index
Contents
Pandora's box -- Stripped -- Corseted -- Ride like a man -- The pouf ascendant -- The simple life -- Galled -- Revolutionary redress -- True colors -- Black -- White -- Afterward: fashion victim
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
412 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805079494
Lccn
2006041234
Other control number
9780805079494
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • ocm65187371
  • (OCoLC)65187371

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