Third Apartment (detail), 1694, Antoine Trouvain. Hand-colored engraving and etching. From Appartements ou amusements de la famille royale à Versailles, a suite of 6 plates. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.PR.20

Fit for a King: Louis XIV and the Art of Fashion


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Louis XIV recognized fashion's propaganda value as well as its economic importance, and he was deeply invested in establishing the superiority of France's clothing and textile industries. Art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell examines the Sun King's lasting contributions to French fashion as well as his own exquisite taste. This lecture complements the exhibition A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715, on view at the Getty Research Institute from June 16, 2015, to September 6, 2015.

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