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Marie Antoinette X

                                                                                                      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.

The translation describes this fashion plate as a young bride being taken to the altar.  The main body of the shoe has a glaze called Scotch Heather which is a purple speckled with green reflecting the satin fabric of the dress and the leaves in the wreaths of flowers.  White satin garlands trim the top edge of the shoe and the finishing touches include gold beads and tiny Swarovski crystals on the toe, the side and the back.

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