Marie Antoinette Redingote, c. 1780

Drawing of Marie Antoinette, about 1785, ink and color on paper, Artist unknown. Collection of Lofstad slott, Norrkoping, Sweden. From the blog Fashion Is My Muse.

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The Concept

A c. 1780 redingote based on this sketch of Marie-Antoinette… and, weirdly, the paint scheme of a Victorian house near my home in Alameda, CA.

The Fabric & Trim

Ivory silk/wool blend, trimmed with white silk taffeta, black cotton velvet, and black fur.

The Pattern

Draped by me.


Useful Links


  • Marie-Antoinette : Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 15 Mars – 30 Juin 2008Paris: Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 2008.
  • Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715-1789. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
  • Waugh, Norah. The Cut of Women’s Clothes 1600-1930. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1968.

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