Posts Tagged ‘puce’

Marie Antoinette Dress fragment

Marie-Antoinette and the color puce

I wish to bring to your attention this excellent post at Glass of Fashion. Indeed it is Louis XVI, with his wry sense of humor, who coined the term puce (which means “flea” in French) to describe the color of one of Marie-Antoinette’s dresses. That was years before the French Revolution, but she obviously loved that […]