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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
Genre
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weber, Caroline
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Fashion
  • France
  • France
Label
Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
65187371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805079494
Lccn
2006041234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780805079494
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
65187371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805079494
Lccn
2006041234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780805079494
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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