Josephine kneels to be crowned by Napoleon, detail from Coronation of Napoleon in Notre-Dame | Jacques-Louis David. Second largest painting in the Louvre.

Josephine kneels to be crowned by Napoleon, detail from Coronation of Napoleon in Notre-Dame | Jacques-Louis David. Second largest painting in the Louvre.

Shoes worn by Empress Josephine Bonaparte, ca 1800’s-10’s France, Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau

Shoes worn by Empress Josephine Bonaparte, ca 1800’s-10’s France, Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau

Fabulous Style back then. Were so drab now. Dress belonging to Empress Josephine de Beauharnais from Malmaison. From http://journals.worldnomads.com/nicolasophie/story/12537/France/3rd-December

Fabulous Style back then. Were so drab now. Dress belonging to Empress Josephine de Beauharnais from Malmaison. From http://journals.worldnomads.com/nicolasophie/story/12537/France/3rd-December

Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire  From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection white muslin, embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim. This outfit comes from the family of Madame Poyard who looked after the Empress’s wardrobe after 1809.”

Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection white muslin, embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim. This outfit comes from the family of Madame Poyard who looked after the Empress’s wardrobe after 1809.”

A gauze court dress qorn by Empress Josephine, with heavy silver embroidery. Napoleon was especially fond of Josephine in white...(1st of two pins)

A gauze court dress qorn by Empress Josephine, with heavy silver embroidery. Napoleon was especially fond of Josephine in white...(1st of two pins)

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