Five Female Fashion Icons of their Day with Olivier Courteaux

Princess Diana

Princess Diana was seen as a Fashion Icon. Known for bold colors, statement pieces and sending a message through her clothes was nothing short of Princess Diana’s intentions. Her style was deliberate, and everything was most certainly done with purpose.

Mar. 2 – Marie Antoinette
Mar. 9 – Empress Sisi
Mar. 16 – Empress Eugenie
Mar. 23 – Jackie Kennedy
Mar. 30 – Princess Diana

Olivier Courteaux received his B.A. in History, M.A. in War and Conflict Studies and Ph.D. in Contemporary International Relations from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He has lectured at various Canadian universities, including Ryerson and the Royal Military College of Canada.

Five Female Fashion Icons of their Day with Olivier Courteaux

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie popularized the pillbox hat and the Chanel suit in the early 1960s. And, by the end of the decade she made big sunglasses and white jeans into fashion statements, despite their more casual look. From 1960 until her death in 1994, her style made headlines around the world.

Mar. 2 – Marie Antoinette
Mar. 9 – Empress Sisi
Mar. 16 – Empress Eugenie
Mar. 23 – Jackie Kennedy
Mar. 30 – Princess Diana

Olivier Courteaux received his B.A. in History, M.A. in War and Conflict Studies and Ph.D. in Contemporary International Relations from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He has lectured at various Canadian universities, including Ryerson and the Royal Military College of Canada.

 

Five Female Fashion Icons of their Day with Olivier Courteaux

Empress Eugenie

The influence of Empress Eugenie on the fashion of her time is undeniable. Her support for Charles Frederick Worth, the first “grand-couturier” in history, the famous “political dresses” that she insisted on wearing to official events and her very good taste were the driving force behind the nascent fashion industry.

Mar. 2 – Marie Antoinette
Mar. 9 – Empress Sisi
Mar. 16 – Empress Eugenie
Mar. 23 – Jackie Kennedy
Mar. 30 – Princess Diana

Olivier Courteaux received his B.A. in History, M.A. in War and Conflict Studies and Ph.D. in Contemporary International Relations from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He has lectured at various Canadian universities, including Ryerson and the Royal Military College of Canada.

 

Five Female Fashion Icons of their Day with Olivier Courteaux

Empress Sisi

Sissi’s fame did not start with Romy Schneider’s portrayal: she was world-famous in her time as a fashion icon and trendsetter. Tall (172 cm) and slender, she was considered one of the most beautiful women of her age and her personal style was often emulated, both within and outside of the empire.

Mar. 2 – Marie Antoinette
Mar. 9 – Empress Sisi
Mar. 16 – Empress Eugenie
Mar. 23 – Jackie Kennedy
Mar. 30 – Princess Diana

Olivier Courteaux received his B.A. in History, M.A. in War and Conflict Studies and Ph.D. in Contemporary International Relations from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He has lectured at various Canadian universities, including Ryerson and the Royal Military College of Canada.

 

Five Female Fashion Icons of their Day with Olivier Courteaux

Marie Antoinette

Queen of frivolity and excess, Marie-Antoinette led Rococo fashion with huge, poufy hairstyles, enormous pannier skirts and all manner of decorative frills, feathers and bows.

In the series:

Mar. 2 – Marie Antoinette
Mar. 9 – Empress Sisi
Mar. 16 – Empress Eugenie
Mar. 23 – Jackie Kennedy
Mar. 30 – Princess Diana

Olivier Courteaux received his B.A. in History, M.A. in War and Conflict Studies and Ph.D. in Contemporary International Relations from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He has lectured at various Canadian universities, including Ryerson and the Royal Military College of Canada.

He is the author of The War on Terror: The Canadian Dilemma (2009), Canada Between Vichy and Free France, 1940-1945 (2013) and Quatre Journées qui ébranlèrent le Québec, on Charles de Gaulle’s famous 1967 “Vive le Québec Libre” (2017). His latest books are: The Empress Eugenie at Suez1869 and France and Egypt during the Second Empire.