About Him: Louis XV | Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: About Him: Louis XV

July 02, 2010

About Him: Louis XV

"His look and the coat of cloth of gold which he was wearing that day combined to form, in my imagination, the ideal of a great king."
Duc de Lévis
Christine Trent said...

I've always imagined Louis XV at his height of fame to be much like the English Charles II: handsome beyond question with a great love for the ladies. And vastly popular early in their reigns.

madameguillotine said...

I always think that is deeply unfair when a King is also attractive. They should leave all the good looks and charm to the rest of us!

There's something a bit Kevin Spacey like about Louis XV though, I think.

Tulip said...

Gosh, he's handsome!

Monique said...

Even though this is Louis XV and not Louis XVI, I can see why Sofia Coppola cast Jason Schwartzman in Marie Antoinette, aside from familial privilege, that is :)
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