Posts Tagged ‘Napoleon III’

Eugenie and her ladies 1855 Winterhalter

Empire of the crinolines

The Empire in question is the Second Empire, the reign (1852-1870) of Napoléon III and Eugénie. This exhibition at the Palais Galliéra, the City of Paris’s fashion museum, gives us a glimpse at a brilliant, vital, corrupt, prosperous, and ultimately disastrous era of French history. As noted in a prior post, Eugénie admired and wished […]