Explore Binou June, June 2012 and more!

Not exactly a gown-but amazing. This magnificent embroidered jacket belonged to Marquis François de Beauharnais (1756–1846), older brother of Alexander de Beauharnais, Josephine’s first husband. This garment is an example of the “French-style jacket”, reminiscent of the court of Versailles, that men were required to wear by First Empire etiquette.

Not exactly a gown-but amazing. This magnificent embroidered jacket belonged to Marquis François de Beauharnais (1756–1846), older brother of Alexander de Beauharnais, Josephine’s first husband. This garment is an example of the “French-style jacket”, reminiscent of the court of Versailles, that men were required to wear by First Empire etiquette.

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