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The Last Days of Marie Antoinette

Crewel Embroidered Dress French, ca. 1805. This gown is believed to have belonged to the Comtesse de Pontèves-Bargème, née Marie Antoinette de Paul (1787–1854) whomarried Louis Balthasar Alexandre, Comte de Pontèves-Bargème (1781–1868) on April 16, 1804. Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Inv. 997.22.1) BRODERIA E MORTALA

A FINE AND RARE EMBROIDERED COURT GOWN, 1770s. fine white Indian muslin with silver metal embroidery, the robe sack-back with train and scalloped cuffs to the sleeves, matching ruched robings, the cuffs and robings edged in delicate silver thread chain; the matching petticoat of silk to the upper back and tiered at the front bottom; the stomacher to a linen ground and trimmed with wide silver tape. | Christies

Bustle period hats were very elaborate with feathers and trimming, flowers and ribbons. They were usually worn tilted up or placed on the front of the head.

Detail of Robe à l'Anglaise (back), 1770–75, British, silk, metal (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Costume and the Cinema featured in new Louisiana Art & Science Museum