Rose Bertin, Milliner to the Queen
“To the Grand Mogol”: every woman from polite society rushed to this store in order to be dressed by Rose Bertin, known for being Marie-Antoinette’s milliner. Nicknamed the “Minister of Fashion,” Rose Bertin was not a revolutionary! She refused to follow her competition’s lead, which launched into “dresses of equality” or used and abused tricolor fabrics. Loyal to the queen, she continued to deliver her clothing even after she was arrested, while simultaneously selling elegant cockades, probably out of political precaution.
26 rue de Richelieu