As Susan Scott, an author I mentioned in an earlier blog, pointed out to me: there are very few examples of 17th century Court dress in existence today. All the more extraordinary, then, this new exhibit at Versailles: Court pomp and royal ceremonies: court dress in Europe 1650-1800.

The fact that I’m one very big ocean — and even bigger life — away is somewhat torturous to me! It’s on until June 28: I have that long to be very strongly tempted.

Here are the official links: at the Versailles site, the Exhibition site.

And here are some links to articles on it:

“Versailles exhibition recreates dazzle of court life”

“Exhibition at Versailles on dazzle of court life”