21 Oct '12, 4am

Friday Shoe History Corner: Marie Antoinette’s shoe via @shoeblog

Friday Shoe History Corner: Marie Antoinette’s shoe via @shoeblog

Virtually none of Marie Antoinette’s impressive wardrobe survived the Revolution; this is just a drawing of a delicate high-heeled slipper with ruched ribbon trim which she wore during her flight from particularly rowdy crowds who were chanting ‘Down with the tyrants! Death! Death!’ During her and the king’s quick escape, the Queen lost this shoe. Well, it’s probably not the kind of extravagant shoe with diamond-encrusted soles which Madame Du Barry was sporting while she was the favorite of King Louis XV (Marie Antoinette’s father-in-law), but it’s indicative of the queen’s sophisticated and dainty tastes.

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