2009 Collection. Limited Edition 300. History of Fashion Collection. 16". Fully Articulated.
Is there anyone who doesn’t know Marie Antoinette, the most famous queen of France? As depicted here, she, a 16” brown eyed queen is coiffed with one of those wonderfully tall hairdos that are so evocative of the 18th century. Hers features a cascade of ivory curls that fall gracefully down her back and a hair ornament comprised of pink and yellow flowers with green leaves that is combined with a cluster of pink maribou feathers to magnificent effect. The gown for this fabulous ‘do’ is equally stunning. It, a pink dupioni silk Robe ala Francaise, with a pleated Watteau back that masks the eyelet closures, features a fitted bodice and a full skirt with an open front worn over a white silk dupioni underskirt that has been embellished with white corded, large scale embroidery. The pink, white and metallic gold brocade bodice is enhanced with a pink ribbon cross-hatching. It and the center-front sides of the overskirt are resplendent with gathered, white grosgrain ribbon along with pink, green and white rococo flower trim. Dark pink ribbon rosettes are scattered on the side fronts of the overskirt adding just the right touch to the overall visual. The elbow length, fitted, sleeves of this dazzling dress are trimmed with white lace ruffles, pink silk ribbon as well as pink, white and gold metallic ribbon that accentuates the dress beautifully. Panniers, the basket shaped hoop that gives the skirt of the dress its shape, white taffeta with white lace bloomers, over the knee white stockings and pink mules accessorize her ensemble perfectly. As does the delicate pink ribbon that is tied around Marie Antoinette’s neck. She set the fashion for others during her time, now you know why.