Bridal Accessories Inspiration – Marie Antoinette Part 2: Shoes and Hand Fans

Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst DVD cover
In the last post about Marie Antoinette we looked at the elaborate costumes Kirsten Dunst wore in the Sofia Coppola movie. In this entry, the focus is on the accessories featured in the movie — specifically the beautiful shoes!

The scenes involving Marie Antoinette on a crazy “shopping spree” at her not-so-humble royal abode is the highlight of this movie for me. It shows Marie selecting her favorite shoes from a smorgasbord of fancy designer footwear.

Marie Antoinette colorful shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik created “hundreds of shoes” specially for the film to complement the fancy costumes. The Spanish shoe designer worked with the same palette of pretty colors — light pinks, robin egg blues, dusty mauves — and added few bolder ones like – canary yellow and even fur-lined black and gray .

Wedding shoes in color - inspiration from the Sofia Coppola movie

Converse high-tops or Manolos for the young Queen of France? According to director Sofia Coppola, the sneakers were placed in one of the scenes (a very brief one), as an allusion to Marie being a typical teenager.

Converse high top sneakers or Manolo Blahniks for young teenage queen of France, Marie Antoinette

Another accessory prominently featured in the film - the hand-held folded fan. Pretty paper hand fans make great wedding favors, don't you think?

Lace, silk and paper painted hand fans suitable as wedding favor gifts

Paper, lace, silk, painted, embroidered, beaded -- the gorgeous fans are used more as a fashion accessory rather than a functional implement...

Marie Antoinette painted silk, lace and paper hand fans

but of course, it has practical purposes, like um, covering one's modesty. He he.

Marie Antoinette dressed only in stockings, feathers and fan

What do you think of pairing colored shoes with a white wedding dress?

silk and satin manolo blahnik shoes in marie antoinette

Posted on: September 25th, 2009
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