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Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell [Estimated Publication Date: November, 2014]
Synopsis (via Yale Press)

Fashion Victims presents a compelling anthology of trends, manners, and personalities from the era, accompanied by gorgeous fashion plates, portraits, and photographs of rare surviving garments. Drawing upon documentary evidence, previously unpublished archival sources, and new information about aristocrats, politicians, and celebrities, this book is an unmatched study of French fashion in the late 18th century, providing astonishing insight, a gripping story, and stylish inspiration.

Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell [Estimated Publication Date: November, 2014]

Synopsis (via Yale Press)

Fashion Victims presents a compelling anthology of trends, manners, and personalities from the era, accompanied by gorgeous fashion plates, portraits, and photographs of rare surviving garments. Drawing upon documentary evidence, previously unpublished archival sources, and new information about aristocrats, politicians, and celebrities, this book is an unmatched study of French fashion in the late 18th century, providing astonishing insight, a gripping story, and stylish inspiration.

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I am deeply moved by my dear Mama’s kindness in regards to the paintings. The size is perfect; they will greatly increase the pleasure I take in visiting Trianon. May I kiss my dear mother with all my soul?

—Marie Antoinette to Maria Theresa, 18 March 1778
[translation: Olivier Bernier, Secrets of Marie Antoinette]
[image: Details from two paintings attributed to Johann Weikert; copies were commissioned by Marie Antoinette for her rooms at the Petit Trianon. (C) Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin]

I am deeply moved by my dear Mama’s kindness in regards to the paintings. The size is perfect; they will greatly increase the pleasure I take in visiting Trianon. May I kiss my dear mother with all my soul?

—Marie Antoinette to Maria Theresa, 18 March 1778

[translation: Olivier Bernier, Secrets of Marie Antoinette]

[image: Details from two paintings attributed to Johann Weikert; copies were commissioned by Marie Antoinette for her rooms at the Petit Trianon. (C) Ch√Ęteau de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin]

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