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  1. Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
    Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
    Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
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  2. Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

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A thoughtful, lavishly illustrated, and highly readable account of the fabulous French fashion world in the pre-Revolutionary period

This engrossing book chronicles one of the most exciting, controversial, and extravagant periods in the history of fashion: the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in 18th-century France. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell offers a carefully researched glimpse into the turbulent era’s sophisticated and largely female-dominated fashion industry, which produced courtly finery as well as promoted a thriving secondhand clothing market outside the royal circle. She discusses in depth the exceptionally imaginative and uninhibited styles of the period immediately before the French Revolution, and also explores fashion’s surprising influence on the course of the Revolution itself. The absorbing narrative demonstrates fashion’s crucial role as a visible and versatile medium for social commentary, and shows the glittering surface of 18th-century high society as well as its seedy underbelly.
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 Drawing upon documentary evidence, previously unpublished archival sources, and new information about aristocrats, politicians, and celebrities, this book is an unmatched study of French fashion in the late 18th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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Having taught History for years in college,and having a special passion for this period( I've read over 7 biographies of Marie Antoinette and so many more books on this subject) ,I believe Ms Chrisman-Campbell's book to be a true masterpiece; it is beautifully illustrated and with this subject that is truly vital ( duh!), but I found that from the first chapter I was mesmerized her powerful writing skills and insights. Thank you ,thank you for writing this beautiful and rich book
This is a beautiful book with many color plates and great writing about the fashions of the court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette - don't know how people got around in those days - but let's face it - they probably didn't do much - although one print shows Marie-Antoinette on a horse - for the hunt! Surprised they could get her on the horse! The copy I got was at a reduced price - which was great - I've been fascinated about this period of history - and this book is very helpful.
The book is beautifully illustrated and well researched. It is certainly more than a coffee table book. I was not looking for this book but happened upon it by chance and after reading the reviews purchased it and am very pleased that I did.
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