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The Marquise d'Aoust's dress shows where the lace flounce was attached to the one of the tiers of her skirt. Her bertha appears to overlay her chemise. The black lace flounces and bertha make lace engageantes redundant. Her coiffure is essentially straight with a braided rim and chignon or big fall reaching her upper shoulders.
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Feb 20, 2012, 2:05 PM
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