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 The Colour of Queen Marie Antoinette's Hair 
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Post The Colour of Queen Marie Antoinette's Hair
Can anyone help. I would love to see what the colour actually was. According to contemporary reports it was blond with reddish tints which was considered to be unfashionable. Marie Antoinette's hair is still in existence and the relationship to her dead Dauphin son has been established through DNA because of this hair and the heart of the Dauphin which is buried in St Denis near Paris. At one time a fabric was developed depicting the queens hair and it was called Le Chevaux de la Reine. Sorry if this is spelled wrongly my French such as it is leaves much to be desired.


Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:06 am
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According to Caroline Weber, author of Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution, MA's hair was an "unruly mess (age 14)of reddish-blond curls which was habitually worn pulled back off her forehead with a harsh woolen band that ripped at her scalp. It was beginning to cause unsightly bald patches along her hairline." This book is great for getting a sense of what she looked like along with her style and fashion choices. By looking at pictures of her and her sisters, I would assume she was a strawberry blond.


Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:28 pm
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I ordered the book last night on Amazon. It was not expensive. It will be delivered to my work and I cannot wait to read it.


Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:15 pm
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"Queen of Fashion" is seriously my favorite Marie Antoinette biography. I feel like her personality comes through the strongest in it. You get a REAL feel of the Queen. or thats what I think!

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Fri May 21, 2010 3:07 am
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I agree Queen of Fashion is so entertaining. Note the picture of her lost shoe.


Sat May 22, 2010 11:03 am
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I found a portrait of Marie Antoinette and her supposed natural hair color through a blog called Tea At Trianon. :)


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Tue May 31, 2011 12:11 am
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Post Re: The Colour of Queen Marie Antoinette's Hair
It is odd that no-one really knows what her real hair colour is..
I always imagined it to be blonde up until reading a supposed quote from a disgruntled Madame Du Barry commenting on the fact that Marie Antoinette's hair was apparently nothing special and just a mass of copper hair or curls or something of the sort!!

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Wow the pic of the queen and king is so cool. It kinda does not look like her. In my eyes the pic looks like mtc anyone think the same?

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