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Chemise worn by Marie Antoinette while in prison.

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What Happened to Marie Antoinette's Children?

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Sleeve, ruche, and three tired lace ruffles detail from François Hubert Drouais' 1757 painting of the French actress Madame Charles Simon Favart (Marie Justine Benoîte Duronceray). See full length painting here:

When Marie Antoinette first arrived in the court of France, she was expected to wear the tightly laced grand corps. With the oppressive heat of her first summer in France, Marie Antoinette abandoned her corset and went without. She was thin enough to do so but it caused outrage amongst the courtiers.

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