Friday, May 4, 2012

Dior and Marie Antoinette

"She as yet knew nothing of the crown but its flowers..."
-Marquis de Segur on Marie Antoinette, 1783

Marie Antoinette
Antonia Fraser

This book was the second book I've read about the life of Marie Antoinette.  It was a pleasure to read a biography that is empathetic to her.   Her growth from a frivolous girl into a self-controlled and nurturing woman is moving.  Her life inspired, whether for love or hate, peers, writers, painters, revolutionaries, historians.  Her style inspired designers and stylists, even regular people who loves to dress up. 

She is one of Dior's perpetual inspiration.  From the couture Mr. Dior himself created to the 254 Bleu de Paris eyeshadow quint, she is continuously celebrated.


  1. Wow, I didn't know Marie Antoinette inspired Dior. Truly the extravagant lifestyle, fashion and style of their times still continues to influence us.

    Thanks for the post!

  2. Yes she and the silhoutte of clothes during her time did inspire him.

    Thanks for reading and commenting :)


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