Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution (Paperback)

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    Caroline Weber is an associate professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College, Columbia University. A specialist in eighteenth-century French culture, she has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. She has published two other books on the French Revolution, as well articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bookforum,and Vogue. She lives in New York City with her husband.

    A Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year
    When her carriage first crossed over from her native Austria into France, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette was taken out, stripped naked before an entourage, and dressed in French attire to please the court of her new king. For a short while, the young girl played the part.
    But by the time she took the throne, everything had changed. In Queen of Fashion, Caroline Weber tells of the radical restyling that transformed the young queen into an icon and shaped the future of the nation. With her riding gear, her white furs, her pouf hairstyles, and her intricate ballroom disguises, Marie Antoinette came to embody--gloriously and tragically--all the extravagance of the monarchy.


    ISBN 9780312427344
    Genre HISTORY / Europe / France
    Format Paperback
    Pages 412
    Publisher Date 2007-10-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Picador USA
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.04 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Weber, Caroline
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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