1783 "Muslin portrait" by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun This picture created a firestorm of controversy. The uproar caused by this picture made it necessary to have the next picture painted hurriedly as a correction. The French blamed hard times for their textile industry on her and her court - this dress is of muslin and muslin was made in Italy, not in France. Her dress is one-piece and very casual. According to Ribeiro in Dress in Eighteenth Century Europe, pp. 226 - 227 (
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (b.1755-d.16 October 1793 by guillotine, age 37) and two of her children (detail) by Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun - the Queen's daughter Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France, was the only member of the family to survive the French Revolution.