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Marie's "feathers" really make this an interesting portrait.

Marie's "feathers" really make this an interesting portrait.

Young Marie Antoinette.  Believe it or not, the little ruff around the neck was an 18th century interpretation of Elizabethan ruffs.  This was the trendy thing to do.

Young Marie Antoinette. Believe it or not, the little ruff around the neck was an 18th century interpretation of Elizabethan ruffs. This was the trendy thing to do.

Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Marie Thérèse Charlotte and the infant Louis Joseph. Detail from an painting circa 1782. [credit: (C) Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin]

Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Marie Thérèse Charlotte and the infant Louis Joseph. Detail from an painting circa 1782. [credit: (C) Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin]

1778 Marie-Antoinette wearing riding dress by Antoine Vestier (private collection) mod

1778 Marie-Antoinette wearing riding dress by Antoine Vestier (private collection) mod

Marie Antoinette, Archduchess of Austria Portrait in blue dress with lace sleeves, closed compartments.

Marie Antoinette, Archduchess of Austria Portrait in blue dress with lace sleeves, closed compartments.

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