Madame of Maintenon
Court dress, inspired by the 18th century fashion.
Silver-pink lamé with silvery glints.
Pink and silver glittering tulle in superposition
on the bodice and the middle of the skirt.
Bodice trimmed with a silver braiding.
Belt to tie up on the back.
Skirt lining covered with two layers of tulle for an astonishing volume.
Bodice fully lined with cotton for a perfect comfort.
Once upon a time
Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon,
was the second wife of Louis XIV, king of France.
She was known during her first marriage as Madame Scarron,
and subsequently, as Madame de Maintenon.
Her marriage with the King was never officially announced
or admitted, though she was very influential at the court.
She founded a school for noble girls from poor families.
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