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 Gazette des atours de Marie-Antoinette 
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Thanks, Therese.

I know of this woman who has a costuming website and she just recently bough this book. Here is what she said:

"Oh, and I recently got this book: Gazette des Atours de Marie Antoinette. It's really amazing -- it's one of the swatch books (this one from 1782) that she used to select her gowns. All in French, of course, but a gorgeous reproduction and I really recommend it. What I found most interesting is that the gowns are separated into different categories: grand habits (court dresses), levites, turques, anglaises, gowns for "petit paniers" (as opposed to the big ones worn with the grand habits). Brings home how different styles would be worn for different occasions (and probably 3-4 dresses in one day!). The swatches themselves are not that exciting, in that many of them are solid taffetas (lots of purpley colors) -- only a few stripes, a few ikats, a few small scale embroideries. But it's still really cool to see some scrap of ANYTHING connected to Marie Antoinette's gowns!"

The link in here:

http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/2711851 ... 40-2614006

It certainly looks worth buying to me!

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