Princess Lamballe. This illustrious female was one of the most innocent victims of the Revolution
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Nobel woman with Coiffure à la Hurluberlus at the court of Louis XIV.
Madame Lebrun was a French painter of classicism. She is said to have been one of the most beautiful women of Paris at a young age.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Official mistress (maîtresse en titre) of Philippe II de Bourbon, duc d’Orléans (1674-1723), regent for the minor king Louis XV, and thus one of the most important persons in the Régence period.
Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja Leszczyńska from the polish noble Leszczynski was by marriage to Louis XV. Queen of France.
Coiffure Louis XIV. Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie, duchesse de Bourgogne 1685-1712. Maria Adelaide of Savoy (French: Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie) (6th December 1685 in Turin; – 12th February 1712 at the Palace… Read More
Françoise d’Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, briefly called Madame de Maintenon was the last mistress and in morganatic marriage, the second wife of Louis XIV of France.
Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, Mademoiselle d’Enghien, then Mademoiselle de Charolais, after her marriage Duchess of Maine (8 November 1676 in Paris; – 23 January 1753 ibid.), was a French high aristocrat.