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Picture of the Week 2

Surviving chemise worn by Marie Antoinette while in prison. I came across this picture and article while surfing the internet today and right away knew I had to post it. To think that Marie Antoine...
  • Kate F.

    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."

  • Karin Hesselmark

    Chemise claimed to have been worn by Marie Antoinette during her imprisonment, 101 x 83 x 67 Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France

  • Janina Stepp

    The chemise worn by Marie Antoinette while in prison.

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