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.