Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution
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The Skirts

The Skirts
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In Marie Antoinette’s court, women were not shrinking violets, passively hiding in the royal shadows. Despite her need to attend to much-despised royal protocol, Marie Antoinette chose her own activities, companions, and schedule.

This massive skirt shows this expansive trend, ensuring that its wearer always took up at least three times as much space as her male counterpart, and making her an imposing (rather than passive) presence.

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