03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Coco Who? Marie-Antoinette Was Queen Of Rusticated, Risque Fashions

An Austrian archduchess by birth and a French queen by marriage, Marie-Antoinette was an improbable pioneer of shabby chic. At Versailles -- the court she moved to when she wed the future King Louis XVI at age 14 -- etiquette demanded that its sovereigns' very appearance evoke their transcendental power.

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