THE STORY OF FINE FASHION – WIGS AND BEAUTIFUL LACE – EPISODE 3
1 x 52'
La Compagnie des Taxi-brousse / Angus films / Arte France
Florence Müller / Philippe Allante
Arte / Planête / RTBF
The 16th century was illuminated up by the discovery of new horizons; the 17th century was dazzled by the splendour of Versailles; and the 18th century adopted the virtues of enlightened spirits. Yet all of these eras shared a common peculiarity: the art of constraining the body through stayed bodices, caged dresses, and ruff and tar collars around the neck.
But in England, corsets became more flexible and the first one-piece muslin dress appeared… Marie-Antoinette adopted it and started a first revolution at France’s Royal Court.