Marie Antoinette’s Shoes Auctioned for Over $57,000


Marie Antoinette
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Portrait of the Queen of France Marie Antoinette (1755-1793).

Off with her … feet?

A pair of shoes that are believed to have belonged to Queen of France Marie Antoinette was sold at auction in Paris on Saturday—for over $57,000, AFP reports.

The white silk mules, which are decorated with tricolor pleated ribbons, were expected to sell between 3,000 and 5,000 euros, or about $4,000 to $6,600, but it looks like the famously decadent royal’s footwear was oh-so in-demand.

Though it’s unknown whether Marie Antoinette actually wore the shoes, organizers of the auction, which sold French Revolution artifacts in Toulon, France, say the shoes might have been worn at a national day celebration on July 14, 1790.

And they say mules are out of style.


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