AWashington Post Book WorldBest Book of the Year When her carriage first crossed over from her native Austria into France, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette was taken out, stripped naked before an entourage, and dressed in French attire to please the court of her new king. For a short while, the young girl played the part. But by the time she took the throne, everything had changed. InQueen of Fashion,Caroline Weber tells of the radical restyling that transformed the young queen into an icon and shaped the future of the nation. With her riding gear, her white furs, her pouf hairstyles, and her intricate ballroom disguises, Marie Antoinette came to embody--gloriously and tragically--all the extravagance of the monarchy.Weber, Caroline is the author of 'Queen of Fashion What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution', published 2007 under ISBN 9780312427344 and ISBN 0312427344.