Queen of Fashion | Part I
|Event Type||Book Discussions, Adults, Free Programs|
|Date||Wednesday, July 17, 2019|
|Time||1:30pm - 2:30pm (1h)|
By Caroline Weber
Part 1: Gallery Tour | July 17 • 1:30p
Part 2: Book Discussion | July 31 • 1:30p
When her carriage first crossed over from her native Austria into France, 14-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. By the time she took the throne, everything had changed. In Queen of Fashion, 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.