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This is Marie-Antionette's only surviving garment. "The queen would order about 170 dresses per year. The First lady in waiting would bring every morning a book with samples of fabrics for each of the garments in the queen’s wardrobe. Marie-Antoinette would then make her selection by pinning down three to four samples for the dresses she would wear later on the day. A more frugal, and by association of ideas gruesome sight, is that of an undergarment white tunic worn by Marie-Antoinette when she was in prison. It draws a sharp contrast with the splendors of court life and reminds visitors of her tragic end."
Surviving chemise worn by Marie Antoinette while in prison. (The Court Of Versailles)
Chemise de Marie-Antoinette pendant sa détentionanonyme [The chemise Marie Antoinette wore during her imprisonment], 101 x 83 x 67 Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France © Carnavalet - Roger Violle