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.
Partner(s) : Angus Films - Arte France
Broadcaster(s) : Arte - Planête - RTBF
Director(s) : Philippe Allante
Author(s) : Florence Müller, Philippe Allante
Year : 2007Duration : 52 minutes