by - 11:19 AM

As a History/Art History major I've spent a fair time studying the artistic movements in Europe. With a  two-hour commute I've started getting in the habit of choosing similarly themed books that can get me through the boring and sometimes cramped bus rides home, so I found it ironic that my most recent choice is now the subject of Paris's latest event: Le XVIIeme au Gout du Jour.

As I'm starting to delve into Antonia Fraser's length biography, Marie Antoinette: the Journey, news out of Versailles is plastered across the screen of the homepage of

To the left are the staples of a working woman in textiles: caffeine, sunnies and 600-page biography to keep me occupied.

French Vogue has partnered with the Palais de Versailles to open an exhibition featuring the influence of the palace's most notorious royal inhabitant: Marie Antoinette on modern fashion. The  month long-exhibition will feature rococo style garments from the most well-respected designers of the 20th century. 

The exhibition will follow the influence of the Age of Enlightenment on the world of contemporary fashion. Held in the Grand Trianon, Louis XIV's hideaway for mistresses, visitors may visit the ornately decorated rooms while admiring the designers which have drawn so much design inspiration from the decor.

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