I have found four pairs of shoes that Marie Antoinette owned and one fabulous pair she didn't own!
These shoes were auctioned off in 2012, said to be a pair belonging to Marie Antoinette. To further the provenance, the shoes come with the story that Alexandre-Bernard Ju-Des-Rets gave the shoes to Marie Anotinette as a gift when she was twenty years old.
|Marie Antoinette's shoes in green and pink with bows. NY Daily News.|
|Marie Antoinette's shoes at the auction house. Photo by luxury.net|
In 2010 these tricolor-ribbon slippers, also said to have belonged to Marie Antoinette sold for $57,000.
|Tricolor Ribbon shoes said to belong to Marie Antoinette. Photo by Styleite.com|
Here is another pair of slippers, said to be worn by Marie Antoinette. (below)
|Slippers that belonged to Marie Antoinette, Musee Carnavalet. Photograph by Sandrine.|
These slippers below were gifted to the museum by a serious collector, Mrs. Clarence R. Hyde. The slippers include a paper label that states
"Worn by Maria Antonietta, late Queen of France at the time She was taken at Paris" and an adhesive label "Marie Antoinette's Slippers"
And just for fun...The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a pair of shoes in their collection that was used in the film, Marie Antoinette, by Sofia Coppola. The shoes were designed by Manolo Blahnik (among several other pairs) for the film. The designer gifted the shoes to the museum in 2006.
Aren't they wonderful?
|Manolo Blahnik, Shoes made for the film, Marie Antoinette. 2005-6, silk, leather. Gift of MB 2006. Metropolitan Museum of Art.|
|Manolo Blahnik, Shoes made for the film, Marie Antoinette. 2005-6, silk, leather. Gift of MB 2006. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Detail via TheHistorialist|