Marie-Jeanne Rose Bertin
|Marie-Jeanne Rose Bertin|
|Born||July 2, 1747|
|Died||September, 22, 1813|
|Known for||Brought fashion to Haute Couture|
Marie-Jeanne Rose Bertin was one of the first celebrated French fashion designers. She has also been credited for introducing Haute Couture to fashion. Bertin had a poor child hood and a modest education. She moved to Paris where she worked for a milliner. After working for years as an apprentice, her big break came when Princess de Conti, the Duchess de Chartres and Princess de Lamballe introduced her to the famed Marie-Antoinette.
Bertin moved to Paris and opened her boutique. She never had any children, but did leave everything of value to her two nephews.
Le Grand Mogol
This was Bertin's fashion boutique in Paris on Rue Saint-Honoré in 1770. She found many customers of high prestige, and word spread through out high society of her lovely fashions. Marie Antoinette found Bertin to be a great help in welcoming her to French society as the wife of the new Dauphin. Its said she would visit her twice a week and talk hours about her latest creations. Marie Antoinette would even make Bertin sew her designs on dolls so she could give them as gifts to her mother and sisters. They were called "Pandoras" and were made of wax, wood, or porcelain.These dolls where used to represent the latest fashion, before the invention of fashion magazines.
Marie Antoinette & her children and various French higher achy and nobles.
Cherrymonsterfashion 22:01, 23 June 2011 (EDT)