The Resource Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber, (electronic resource)

Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber, (electronic resource)

Label
Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution
Title
Queen of fashion
Title remainder
what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Weber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marie Antoinette has always stood as an icon of supreme style, but surprisingly none of her biographers have paid sustained attention to her clothes. Here, 18th-century specialist Weber shows how Marie Antoinette developed her reputation for fashionable excess, and explains through lively, illuminating new research the political controversies that her clothing provoked. Weber surveys Marie Antoinette's "Revolution in Dress," covering each phase of her tumultuous life, beginning with the young girl struggling to survive Versailles's rigid traditions of royal glamour. As queen, Marie Antoinette used stunning, often extreme costumes to project an image of power. Gradually, however, she began to lose her hold on the French when she started to adopt provocative, "unqueenly" outfits that, ironically, would be adopted by the revolutionaries who executed her. The paradox of her tragic story, according to Weber, is that fashion--the vehicle she used to secure her triumphs--was also her undoing.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weber, Caroline
Dewey number
391.00944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GT685
LC item number
.W37 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Fashion
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Clothing and dress
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Fashion
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-389) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pandora's box -- Stripped -- Corseted -- Ride like a man -- The pouf ascendant -- The simple life -- Galled -- Revolutionary redress -- True colors -- Black -- White -- Afterward: fashion victim
Control code
ocn863500144
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
1 online resource (412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429936477
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Publisher number
EB00094813
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0BB56203-E7E1-44C2-B8F2-C8D54F203E74
System control number
(OCoLC)863500144
Label
Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, Caroline Weber, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-389) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pandora's box -- Stripped -- Corseted -- Ride like a man -- The pouf ascendant -- The simple life -- Galled -- Revolutionary redress -- True colors -- Black -- White -- Afterward: fashion victim
Control code
ocn863500144
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
1 online resource (412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429936477
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Publisher number
EB00094813
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0BB56203-E7E1-44C2-B8F2-C8D54F203E74
System control number
(OCoLC)863500144

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