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Marie-Antoinette's Dress

Added: August 29, 2012 - 16:44

Embellished with silk embroidery, ribbon appliqués, spangles and glass stones, Marie-Antoinette's lavish dress is restored to its original splendour at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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Comment by Damien van Helsing

I think it's odd that the museum describes this dress as having belonged to Marie Antoinette when there is no definitive proof that it actually did.

Comment by Beth

Thank you for this peek into the history of fashion and its preservation. I'm curious to know in what way the dress has been altered. What would it have looked like when Marie Antoinette wore it?