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Norma Shearer in some of the many stunning gowns designed by Adrian for Marie Antoinette, 1938

Norma Shearer in some of the many stunning gowns designed by Adrian for Marie Antoinette, 1938

Adrian design for Norma Shearer in "Marie Antoinette" 1938. Colorized photo.

When Gilbert Adrian began to design his sumptuous, extravagant gowns for MGM’s Marie Antoinette, the feature was intended to be filmed in color. Adrian spared no expense in choosing the most.

Movie Norma Shearer in some of the many stunning gowns designed by Adrian for Marie Antoinette, 1938

Movie Norma Shearer in some of the many stunning gowns designed by Adrian for Marie Antoinette, 1938

Recreation of Marie Antoinette's court gown (Robe de cour) as painted by Vigee LeBrun in 1779. By Atelier Caraco Canezou for an exhibition in Japan

Recreation of Marie Antoinette's court gown (Robe de cour) as painted by Vigee LeBrun in By Atelier Caraco Canezou for an exhibition in Japan (replica dress)

Marie Antoinette’s two- piece court dress, attributed to dressmaker Marie Jeanne “Rose” Bertin, France, 1780s.

I think court dresses are the most beautiful pieces of clothing i've ever seen. - Marie Antoinette’s two- piece court dress, attributed to dressmaker Marie Jeanne “Rose” Bertin, France,

Norma Shearer -Marie Antoinette - more great pic of Joseff Hollywood Jewelry

Norma Shearer -Marie Antoinette - more great pic of Joseff Hollywood Jewelry

While much attention is given (rightly so) to Norma Shearer's performance in "Marie Antoinette" (1938), Robert Morley's Louis XVI steals just about every scene he's in.  For my money, Morley still holds the title for most accurate Louis XVI portrayal.

While much attention is given (rightly so) to Norma Shearer's performance in "Marie Antoinette" Robert Morley's Louis XVI steals just about every scene he's in. For my money, Morley still holds the title for most accurate Louis XVI portrayal.

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