Rose Bertin, Fashion and the Reign of Marie Antoinette: an Interview with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell


Etching of Rose Bertin by Jean-Françoise Janine after a painting of the marchande de modes by Louise Trinquesse. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

If Marie Antoinette was the Queen of Fashion, Rose Bertin was her "Minister of Fashion." Find out more about Bertin and the extravagances of eighteenth century fashion in our conversation with expert Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell.

Additional Reading

  • Chrisman-Campbell, Kimberly. “Bertin, Rose.” The Berg Fashion Library, 2005. Web, 15 March, 2018.
  • Chrisman-Campbell, Kimberly. Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015.