MARCHE AND DÉMARCHE AT MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS, PARIS
The theme came to life after a study of a shoe worn by Marie-Antoinette in 1792 which is only 21 cm long and 5 cm wide. Research reveals that the ladies of the 18th century aristocracy and then from the upper middle class in the 19th century, walked little, that their mobility was controlled and that the urban universe was their hostile.
Shoe of Marie-Antoinette, 1792. Paris, Museum of Decorative Arts © MAD Paris / photo: Christophe DellièreSource: