1787 Yolande Martine de Polastron, duchess de Polignac pastel by Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun (Gramont collection)

She was Marie-Antoinette's associate who relied on royal generosity to support her family. Unlike the Princesse de Lamballe, she got out of the country in time.

The fancy casual emphasis of French fashion is evident in this 1787 Vigée-Lebrun portrait of the Duchess of Polignac.

Keywords:  1787, Vigee-Lebrun, Duchesse Polignac, Polignac family, Duchess, French, long frizzy coiffure, fur hat, vee neckline, collar, ruffles, bows

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