Monday, February 21, 2011

Mourning the Empress

Here is a fashion print of une Dame de Qualité in mourning for Marie-Antoinette's mother, Empress Maria Theresa. Share


tubbs said...

And what would be that lawn clipping she has stuck in her hair? Myrtle? Ivy?
I know certain greens did have mourning associations

elena maria vidal said...

It looks like a rose. The rose was one of the symbols of the House of Austria.