Even today, there are lovers of Marie Antoinette’s fashion style
There is no doubt that both books and films impose fashion trends. Back in 2005, “Da Vinci Code” attracted millions of Dan Brown pilgrims to the Louvre museum in Paris. Already in 2006, director Sofia Coppola is directing a film dedicated to the French Queen Marie Antoinette. The film was declared a miracle because it strengthened the position of Paris as a fashion, fragrance, gastronomic and tourist world metropolis. The film cost 44 million euros. At the then festival in Cannes, he divided the opinions of the critics, which did not reflect on the viewership. Moreover, Louis XVI’s wife became a fashion icon, and she still holds that position today.
During April 1770, Maria Teresia’s 14-year-old daughter arrived at the border between France and Austria. She had to say goodbye to the Hapsburg dynasty and accept the lifestyle of the Bourbon dynasty.
Everyone wants to wear silk candy colored clothes
Today, fashion is still about silk candy colors. Being fancy simply means adopting anything reminiscent of the film version of Antoinette. The fashion universe embraces the beautiful colors of silk candy in honor of Marie Antoinette. Unprepared for a new role in life, Antoinette once threw herself into the arms of the Swedish Count Alex Fersen. Antoinette treated herself against boredom and dissatisfaction with a lot of sweets and silk candies. Antoinette thus brought unprecedented traffic to the Parisian pastry shop “Ladurée” (whose masters were responsible for all the sweets and sweet options in the film). The most popular Ladurée’s candy was a chocolate royal carriage and a delicious pink cameo with the image of the queen, who in the times before the French Revolution was a symbol of extravagance and hedonism.
The sumptuous Antoinette costumes in pastel colors (designed for the film by costume designer Milena Canonaro) are made of countless meters of satin, brocade and the finest sewing materials. Even today, they inspire numerous fashion designers. Dolce Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood are just some of the fashion designers who were inspired by Maria Antoinette’s fashion style. Their fashion creations are worthy of any ball, while the satin shoes are signed by Manolo Blahnik (the shoemaker made famous by the TV series “Sex and the City”).
The splendor of Versailles from the time of Maria Antoinette also overshadowed the architects who decorate numerous French restaurants in the style of a royal castle. Tourists, on the other hand, constantly visit the Little Trianon (the Depadans that Marie Antoinette gave Louisa XVI as a gift to enjoy a debauchery life). And many books about the capricious queen are still sold today in millions of copies.
The Parisian cosmetology industry also launched a perfume based on the original recipe of Jaen Louis Fargone (Antoinette’s perfumer). For example, Francis Kurkidian created “MA” perfume, where the fragrant notes of iris, rose, sandalwood and cedar are masterfully combined. The royal essence is for the limited “prestige” series and has a price of around 8,000 Euros.
One of the most prestigious Swiss watchmaking companies, thanks to the legend of the spoiled queen (who was guillotined on October 16, 1793), is experiencing a renaissance. A man (who was believed to be Queen Antoinette’s lover) orders a watch in 1783 with all the “complications” known to watchmakers of the time. He addressed Breguet – the greatest watchmaker of the 18th century. As fate would have it, the queen never got that watch. The clock was completed in 1803 – ten years after the queen’s unfortunate death. The expensive watch changed owners several times. The clock arrives at the Majer Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem. In 1983, the watch was stolen and since then every trace has been lost. Nevertheless, the film about the queen contributed to the increase in sales of Breguet watches. The company decides to make a replica. History, cinematography and fashion events do not ultimately determine the fate and life path of ordinary mortals. We determine that path independently and each in our own way.