When Royalty Share Closets | Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: When Royalty Share Closets

February 14, 2011

When Royalty Share Closets


Something looks familiar here...
Do you Anne of Austria is wearing the same dress seen on Marie de Medici (left)?  Who pulls it off better?  I still love the color and details of this gown.  (plus I am on a pearl kick lately so it really appeals to me!) You can rate Anne's (Marie's?) dress at The Dreamstress blog


(left) Frans Pourbus the Younger, Marie de' Medici, Queen of France (1573-1642). 1610, oil on canvas.  Intended for Petite Galerie of the Palais du Louvre. Musée du Louvre.


(right)  Peter Paul Rubens, Anne d'Autriche. 1577-1640, Oil on canvas. Norton Simon Museum.
10 comments
Tinka said...

They definitely look and probably are the same! Very interesting... It suits the daughter in law better.

Kassy said...

A historical 'who wore it best'
I love it! xD
I'm going to say the one on the bottom.

LizzyBean said...

How clever of you to notice this!

Vic said...

Similar, but not exactly alike. I must say that one gown echoes the other, much as I my suit echoes a co-worker's, but is not made by the same seamstress.

Ms. Lucy said...

It looks exactly the same to me! And so, now I'm very confused. You're such a keen observer to have found this! Thanks

Jennifer Corbeil said...

It reminds me of the "B#$%& Stole My Look" from E!'s Fashion Police! LOL!

Lauren said...

I have been enjoying everyone's comments and thoughts on this! 'How embarrassing' is one I think of :o)

dorothywillis said...

The only difference I can see is explainable by the fact that the portraits show the gown in a different light and are by different artists. I never thought of either of these ladies as economical, so perhaps the dress was a favorite and Marie gave it to her daughter-in-law because she couldn't fit into it any more?

Anonymous said...

It was the coronation dress

micheal hills said...

The question is who wore it first and was it laundered.how often it was. did their clorhes really get washed.

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