French Friday: Rock Royalty

October 19, 2006 by SheFindsRobin
shefinds | Style

Sofia Coppola’s new film Marie Antoinette is a tribute to the style queen best known for saying “Let them eat cake.” (So what if they now contribute the famous quote to some other royal dead person.) Coppola sets the scene to an 80’s soundtrack which is quite apropos given the current 80’s revival in fashion and music. Also, the conspicuous consumption of the 80’s runs parallel to the oppressive opulence of the French Revolution period.

Designers are reinterpreting this trend in tulle, organza, taffeta and lavish lace. Manolo Blahnik created a line of shoes inspired by the era and costumed the feet of the actors in the film. Find on sale Manolo Blahnik’s at Amazon.

Robert Rodriguez blouse at NordstromCheck out these hot French oppulence-inspired ensembles to indulge your inner princess. Nanette Lepore’s ‘High Society’ Ruffle Topiconhas a ruffle-trimmed keyhole and a sheer silk overlay. This Robert Rodriguez Eduardian Ruffle Topicon is a creation of sheer silk and diaphanous ruffles.


This dotted mesh tunic features sheer black fabric over a cream camisole. Its frothy fabric and detachable sash would look perfect for any pop princess. Anthropologie’s cap-sleeved sweetie pie corset features rows of lace and ruffles topped off with a feminine bow. Wear these hot ensembles while you hold court with your royal entourage and all eyes will be on you.




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