The court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in 18th-century France was, and still is, one of the most controversial in the country’s history. The period is now closely associated with images of excess, glamour and extravagance. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell’s new book, Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, follows the female-dominated fashion industry of pre-revolution France, an industry that very often mirrored the vastly unequal social conditions of the country. Chrisman-Campbell’s publication provides an unparalleled insight to this tumultuous period of undeniable influence and unprecedented sumptuousness.
Take a sneak peek at some gorgeous spreads from Fashion Victims here: