The French Queen

S'ils n'ont pas de pain, qu'ils mangent de la brioche ! Nous connaissons tous cette célèbre citation, attribuée à Marie-Antoinette, qui aurait été prononcée pendant la disette de 1789 : s'ils n'ont pas de pain, qu'ils mangent de la brioche ! ... Qu'ils mangent de la brioche !).

{We all know this famous quote, attributed to Marie Antoinette , that was said during the famine of 1789: if they have no bread, they eat brioche! (or: they do not have bread? they eat brioche! ).}

http://www.histoire-fr.com/mensonges_histoire_pain_brioche_marie_antoinette.htm

This project is a collaboration between UNC School of the Arts, Wig and Make-up, costume and props departments. In this photo shoot I was the artistic director. The concept of a French queen in the 18th century, waking up the morning after the ball, possibly ready for another day of lavish gatherings with guests.

Photography and set decorating by Sonia Crouse

Assistant set decorator, Sierra Labrousse

Wig and Make-up artist, Harley Haberman

Model, Carissa Puppo

Location, Tart Sweets, Winston-Salem


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