Live Online Talk

The taste of Marie-Antoinette: Fashion, Jewels and Precious Furniture

By registration only


Considered as one of the most major historical figures, Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793), Queen of France, still arouses fascination and unfailing enthusiasm today. Fashion figure, in love with adornments and other jewels, the sovereign is known for her refined, delicate taste… and her penchant for spending! This inclination for luxury and splendor of the one then nicknamed "Madame Deficit" will unfortunately be lethal to her at the dawn of the French Revolution. But behind this character, decried and contested in his time hides, in reality, a fragile and sensitive nature. Immerse yourself in the existence of a sumptuous sovereign and in the intimacy of a woman in search of simplicity.


Cécile Lugand, Professor and Researcher at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts
Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, and Professor at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Portrait of Marie-Anoinette, attributed to Martin van Meytens, circa 1787-1788, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

Register for one of the following time slots:

July 7 at 6pm (Paris Time)
Conference given in French


July 8 at 1pm (Paris Time)
Conference given in English
with simultaneous translations in Cantonese and Mandarin available


July 8 at 7pm (Paris Time)
Conference given in English