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Marie Antoinette IX

                                                                                                      from the shoe collection inspired by the esteemed fashion and costume plate series Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français, which first emerged during the reign of Marie Antoinette. This collection has been hailed as "the most beautiful assortment depicting eighteenth-century fashion." Capturing the essence of French elegance, these plates showcased real-life ensembles worn by the stylish women of Paris and the Royal Palace at Versailles, highlighting France's leading position in the world of fashion.

​The shoes have a shape prevalent throughout the 1700s, featuring an exaggerated toe point and a high heel gracefully tucked under the arch, crafted to enhance the illusion of dainty and delicate feet.

This is described as a dress in rose pink taffeta trimmed with gathered silk with garlands of flowers and pleated ribbons.  The shoes have a satin pink glaze and are decorated with impressed flowers in a thinner coat of the same glaze to give a paler shade of pink. On the front and sleeve of the dress are green bows which are reflected in the large pale green bow on the front of the shoe behind which an extravagant Roco-style cartouche rises.  Platinum beads complete the design.

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