Please join us for an evening with Olivier Bernier, author and esteemed lecturer, to discuss the pleasures and lifestyles of France before the Revolution.
The 1780s in Paris and Versailles dazzled everyone. Life was more elegant, more fun, more extravagant. Fashions in everything from gardens to public streets seemed irresistible, and changed so fast that it required a sharp eye and a great deal of money to keep up with them. From Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet to Rose Bertin’s latest pouf, from a mother of pearl desk to the Queen’s bedroom at Versailles, life before the Revolution reached an extraordinary level of sophistication.
Lecture followed by cocktail reception.
Our Honored Guest:
Art historian, author and esteemed lecturer to sold-out audiences at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Olivier R. Bernier was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government. A graduate of Harvard College and the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, he is the author of thirteen books and numerous publications. In addition, Mr. Bernier is a Board member of the grants-giving Matisse Foundation, of the School of American Ballet and The Center of Khmer Studies. French history and culture, as well as travel, are his passions.
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